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This was wonderful! I am always looking for new ways to prepare asparagus and this was a definite winner. The slight sweetness from the hoisin sauce really brought out the flavour. Served it with Sesame Seared Tuna and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes. Yum!
I really enjoyed all the flavors in this dish. And the leftovers were even great the next day cold! The only spot where I deviated, was toasting the sesame seeds. Mine were nice and brown a little sooner than 5 minutes. I had a brand new jar of hoisin just waiting for me to use it in this recipe. Thanks
Chia, You did good. I nuked the asparagus while cooking the garlic and ginger. I used the chili sesame oil, and olive oil in place of the peanut oil. I also made this with chinese broccoli.Yummy!
I followed the recipe to the letter, except to substitute a little canola oil for the peanut oil, and it was wonderful. I had never blanched asparagus before using it in a recipe, but it did help cook the tender spears much faster once it went into the skillet. The combination of hoisin sauce and sesame seeds is a winner and I'll be using this recipe on other green veggies as well as asparagus. Another good one, Chia.
Excellent - made for Easter today for my husband and I. Served with a baked potato, and Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets with Rosemary from Cooking Light April 2009. My husband doesn't like asparagus; but told me to put this in the keeper file. Thanks.
This were easy to make and had a great flavor. A very nice way to make asparagus. Loved the flavor!
Terrific flavor! I made this exactly as written but doubled the garlic. There is plenty of yummy sauce. This is a great Asian side dish and the sauce is versatile enough that pretty much any veggie could be added to make this a meatless main meal over rice. I may add shiitake mushrooms in this next time..... or even use snow peas instead of asparagus. Thanx for posting this!
Very good! I had already toasted sesame seeds so skipped that part of the recipe, used plum sauce instead of the hoisin (was out of hoisen) and added a little splash of chili oil. I did cook the asparagus a little longer, dont like mine so crisp. Will definitely make this one again. Has anyone tried this with brocolli?
I had all the ingredients on hand. I had bought some asparagus on sale and found this recipe perfect. It was so quick to make and turned out to be a tasty vegetable side dish. Thank you for posting such an excellent recipe.
Loved this recipe! But I should have recipe before I started putting all the ingredients together, but either way it tasted wonderful...