9 Reviews

This is a really good recipe!! I steamed my asparagus because I didn't want to bother with roasting it in the oven. The sauce is really good and like Kari said, it would be good on other things too. I will definitely be making it again.

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AuntWoofieWoof November 14, 2003

A very simple recipe to follow and the taste is outstanding. The sauce would be fabulous with a multitude of different foods. I used very thin asparagus so the cooking time was a little off but other than that, there were no problems. This dish is easy enough to make everyday but sophisitcated enough for company fare. Definately added to my keeper list, as all of your recipes are, Mean!

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Malriah November 05, 2003

Very good. As asparagus is so seasonal, I have also tried this with young green beans with a great success.

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rosslare November 29, 2011

Yum! This sauce is very simple to prepare and very good. This would be good with an asian style meal. I served for Easter dinner and we all enjoyed it very much. A nice new way to serve roasted asparagus. Thanks!

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JillAZ April 08, 2007

Finally found a store with fresh asparagus and have saved this to make again! Thanks for sharing another great Mean Chef recipe! We loved the sweet & salt taste paired with the toasted sesame seeds. Wonderful. Wonderful.

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CindiJ October 16, 2006

Simple and delicious! A wonderful side dish, I found the butter to be flavorful yet mild enough not to overpower the rest of the meal. Once you roast asparagus, you'll never go back--it is so much better than steaming. Thanks, Mean Chef, we enjoyed it!

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LonghornMama March 27, 2005

This is a very nice dish. We did find the sesame oil overwhelmed the orange flavor somewhat; will probably decrease it next time, perhaps by half, especially since there are also sesame seeds in the recipe. I served it with pork and when the orange sesame-butter spilled across the plate onto the pork, it was wonderful! I may just keep the sauce part to serve over pork next time, lol...seriously. Thanks for another culinary adventure, MC. :)

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winkki February 11, 2005

Simple but elegant. I used the mister and lightly misted the asparagus with olive oil. I find that I can get satisfactory results with less oil. Also, I decreased the butter by half. As I said simple but elegant.

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PaulaG September 14, 2004

Okay, yeah I cheated; I didn't use asparagus in this. I can't get anyone in this household to look crossways at an asparagus spear, much less ingest one. (I hate that). Anyway, I used green beans in this; it was the flavored butter that I really wanted to taste. All in all, a nice flavor, although I wish it had been a little more potent. Maybe it was because I wasn't using the asparagus. One of these days, they will eat asparagus. Anyway, the butter was incredibly simple to put together; I had to keep re-reading the instructions to make sure I hadn't left something out.

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Kay D. July 30, 2004
Mean Chef's Asparagus With Orange-Sesame Butter