I love Asparagus! The perfect Spring Vegetable goes good with any meal. Here is one I really enjoy, it has a wonderful oriental flavor! A little exotic and out of the ordinary! River Valley Ranch and Geneva Lakes Produce always have beautiful asparagus! Ingredients
|2 teaspoons sesame oil|
|1 pound asparagus|
|2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sesame Seed, Toasted|
|2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar|
|2 teaspoons sugar|
|2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce|
|1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Red Pepper, Crushed|
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread sesame oil in foil-lined baking pan. Wash asparagus and break off stalks as far down as they snap easily, 1 to 2 inches from ends. If your asparagus is fairly thick, (thicker than a pencil) I like to take the extra time and peel the stalk, this assures you a wonderful tender spear. Roll asparagus in sesame oil. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Arrange asparagus in single layer.
2. Roast in oven 10 minutes or until tender-crisp.
3. Mix vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and red pepper in small bowl. Remove asparagus from oven; place on serving platter. Drizzle with soy sauce mixture.
Test Kitchen Tip: If McCormick® Gourmet Collection Toasted Sesame Seed is unavailable, use McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sesame Seed. Toast in a small skillet on medium heat 2 minutes or until fragrant and golden brown. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting.
Makes 4 servings.
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
For 1 serving Calories: 59 Sodium: 103mg Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 2g
Soruce: McCormick & Co.