Liven up asparagus with a double dose of sesame. This side dish comes alive with the flavors of sesame oil and seeds and a hint of soy sauce and garlic.
12 ounces fresh asparagus, rinsed and chopped into one inch pieces (3 cups of chopped stalks)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce (*use a gluten-free brand such as San-J if you are on a gluten-free diet)
¼ teaspoon crushed garlic, or ½ a clove minced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Cook the asparagus until almost done- by either boiling them in a pot of water, steaming in a pyrex dish in an half inch of water or even quicker, put them in a Glad® Simply Cooking™ Microwave Steaming Bags and heat on high for about 2-3 minutes. Add sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic to a medium sized pan and put on medium heat. Add the asparagus and sauté 5-7 minutes until just before browned. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
If you re watching sodium, you can use low sodium soy sauce.
Makes 3 cups, six servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup Calories 40 Protein 2 g Carb 4 g Fiber 2 g Sugars 1 g Fat 2 g saturated fat 0 g Sodium 125 mg