Sesame Asparagus Stir-Fry

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“Turn this simple stir-fry into an easy dinner with the addition of cooked chicken or shrimp, and serve on a bed of Asian noodles or white rice.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons light sesame oil or 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed,peeled and cut diagonally into 1 incj pieces
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar or 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 -2 teaspoon soy sauce, to taste


  1. In a large skillet or wok, toast the sesame seeds over medium heat, shaking the pan about 1 minute or until the seeds are pale brown and nutty-smelling.
  2. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the oils to the pan and warm over medium heat, then add the asparagus and stir-fry for about 1 to 2 minutes or until the asparagus begins to soften.
  4. Add the rice wine vinegar and soy sauce, and continue to stir-fry for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until tender but still crisp.
  5. Serve sprinkled with the toasted sesame seeds.

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