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This is really delicious and sooo simple. I just tossed the asparagus with the olive oil and fresh lemon juice and then sprinkled on the sesame seeds. I used more sesame seeds than the recipe called for because I love them. Great combination of lemony asparagus with a little crunch. This will be a regular at our house!

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SuzieQue April 21, 2002

What a simple and utterly delicious treat! Made exactly as directed for excellent results. Thanks for this one, Leilani! Will definately be making again! :)

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Bev July 23, 2002

Another excellent way to cook asparagus which is fast becoming one of my favourite veggies. I had very small asparagus and they were just done to perfection at 12 minutes. We do like our vegetables a bit crisp but I think the larger asparagus would possibly take another minute or two.

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Darlene10 March 17, 2003

A wonderful recipe for asparagus!!! I didn't have any sesame seeds, but the asparagus turned out great anyway....bright green and just a little crisp to the bite...It was fantastic!!!

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Denise in NH May 09, 2002

The amount of olive oil in this recipe sounds like a lot. I don't ever measure any of the ingredients, just throw together. I like to coat the asparagus's, but you can baste them or use less, if the amount frightens you. i enjoy this recipe because it takes mere seconds to prepare, but tastes very good.

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Leilani April 14, 2002

I really love asparagus. The sesame seeds were an excellent match with it but the lemon highlights put it over the top. Very good.

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Tebo April 14, 2002

Oh yes - This is so simple and so good. My Mom has always disliked asparagus but when I made them for her this way - she quickly changed her mind and now makes it for her and my Dad. I use fresh ground sea salt and fresh ground pepper and instead of the sesame seeds use a bit of garlic. Tip – when I drizzle my olive oil on the asparagus, I use a little bit and roll them around so they are easily coated without using too much oil.

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Sunsh1ne April 07, 2009

Hi Leilani; Loved your recipe, easy to make and quick and just crispy enough, and, Oh, so Tasty. Asparagus is now in season here and I just love it. Thanks for sharing this with us. "Uncle Bill"

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William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin March 19, 2003

Fab, absolutely fab!! I made this for a dinner party tonight and served it with quiche - incredible. There wasn't a bite left at the end of the night. The sesame seeds and lemon are just such nice touches and the preparation is too easy.

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Sackville July 07, 2002

This came out really delicious. I wasn't sure about it at first. Hubby loved it. I used the new Trader Joe's Lemon/Olive Oil, added extra lemon juice, and extra olive oil.

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