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Asparagus with Sesame

Our family loves asparagus. When we were dairy farming in the late 80's, meaning, milking cows, our neighbors had an asparagus patch. We traded asparagus for milk. What a delicious treat. To this day, my children love nothing more than melted butter poured over freshly cooked asparagus. I have tried a few new versions and here is one recipe that past my families inspection. They are always asking for more.

Sesame Asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, minced
  • 4 cups asparagus sliced in 1/2 inches
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup julienned red or yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  1. Heat sesame oil in a skillet or wok until sizzling hot.
  2. Quickly add the sesame seeds, asparagus, ginger, shallot, and garlic.
  3. Stir-fry about 1 minute.
  4. Add the bean sprouts
    and red pepper.
  5. Stir-fry for another minute.
  6. Remove from heat and add soy sauce and lime juice.
  7. Toss thoroughly
  8. Serve

Always be willing to introduce something new to your family or friends. 


  1. we would all love this recipe.
    it is so good to have more vegetable side dish ideas than a can of corn.
    asparagus on the shopping list now.
    thanks for sharing this.

  2. great idea - definately going to add this side-dish

  3. This looks delicious and I will try it. I'm just waiting for a local lady to call me any day now when her u-pick asparagus is ready.

  4. The Great Dane and I love asparagus and our little patch isn't quite big enough to satisfy us, so I always supplement from the grocery store. This recipe looks like one we'd like.

  5. this looks so good. I will definately be trying this one. I am quite notorious for overcooking the asparagus. This recipe, will be good for me, because it is so quick - I will get everything ready before i put it in the pan.

  6. I can vouch for this I was privileged to be a taste-tester. Delicious!

  7. We love asparagus too and all the things added in the ingredients. .oh yummy!

  8. 'Asparagus with sesame' it!

  9. Asperagus is a fav at our house! This looks like another great recipe! Thanks!

  10. That looks really appetizing! I love asparagus and have never tried it other than just boiled. Will look forward to trying this.I have some waiting for dinner right now!

  11. This looks wonderful. I love asparagus and this is something I'll try.

  12. My family would be asking for more too. We all like asparagus, and this is a new recipe to me. I will add this to my must try list. Thanks Kathy

  13. Has anyone tried this with frozen asparagus as it is now winter and asparagus season is over.


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