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    Sesame-Glazed Asparagus

    Sesame-Glazed Asparagus. Photo by lazyme

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    17 mins

    5 mins

    12 mins

    breezermom's Note:

    This recipe combines the rich taste of sesame with lemon, accentuating the delicious flavor of asparagus. It is quick to make, making it good for any day of the week. A friend of mine from South Dakota said asparagus grows wild in the ditches there....almost makes me want to move from sunny Florida to cold South Dakota! This recipe originally came from a cookbook called "Savory Secrets: A Collection of St. Louis Recipes".

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with a vegetable peeler, if desired.
    2. 2
      Cut asparagus diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
    3. 3
      Cook asparagus in boiling salted water to cover for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp tender, drain. Run under cold water to stop the cooking process.
    4. 4
      Cook the green onions in butter in a skillet over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    5. 5
      Add asparagus, lemon rind, and juice; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until heated through.
    6. 6
      Stir in salt and peppers. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and oil.
    7. 7
      Garnish, if desired, with sliced lemon and parsley sprigs.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 31, 2013

      45

      This is pretty good, but we thought this was too lemony, I would cut the lemon components in about fourth and will make it again this way.

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    • on October 30, 2010

      55

      Yum! This was really simple to make and loved the lemony flavor. Served alongside some Asian food and it made a great side. Thanks breezer for yet another winner. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.

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    • on May 25, 2010

      55

      Excellent side dish to an Indian banquet. I made this exactly a written. The lemon juice and sesame seeds and oil make this recipe a real winner. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sesame-Glazed Asparagus

    Serving Size: 1 (164 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 156.1
     
    Calories from Fat 125
    80%
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    38%
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    10%
    Sodium 233.3 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.1 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 2.8 g
    11%
    Protein 3.4 g
    6%

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