How Do You Know Spring is Here? Asparagus!
April 9, 2014 9 Comments
Every year, I go to my Stop & Shop see the sale on asparagus and know it is time for the snow to start melting.
Then, I toss a couple pounds in my cart and have an asparagus FEAST. Ask my family, they get sick of my asparagus addiction after a month of funny smelling pee.
Not only do I buy large quantities of asparagus, but I try out new recipes here on the site to get my dear readers to try it. This year’s recipe is simple, tasty, and fast. You can’t go wrong stir-frying your asparagus to tenderness.
You can find both sesame oil and sesame seeds in the “Asian” section of your supermarket. I found “Toasted Sesame Seeds” in the spice section.
If you have untoasted sesame seeds, it is simple to toast them. Heat a dry skillet over medium heat, add the sesame seeds, and stir until they turn golden brown. Remove from the heat immediately because they burn easily.
Here are some other terrific asparagus recipes:
- Take A Walk On The Raw Side With Asparagus
- Greet Spring With Some Bacon (And Asparagus)
- Green Thing...You Make My Heart Sing
Do you get excited about asparagus?
Sesame Asparagus Recipe
Serves 2 (6 ounces per serving- ¾ cup)
1 bunch asparagus (about ¾ pound)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons roasted sesame seeds
salt to taste
Snap off the end of the asparagus spears. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and stir-fry until just tender (about 3 minutes). Add sesame seeds and salt. Serve immediately.
91 calories, 6.2 g fat, 0.9 g saturated fat, 7.3 g carbohydrates, 3.2 g sugar, 4.3 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 4 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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