Roasted Sesame Asparagus

We’re deep into spring at this point so it’s finally gardening season in New York! My asparagus plant that I planted 5 years ago is finally giving us a thin little harvest. I never knew how long it took asparagus to start producing enough for you to eat! Thankfully, at my aunt and uncle’s garden the asparagus has to be harvested every day and there is a BUNCH! So we’ve been making a bunch of asparagus lately! I tried to make some roasted sesame asparagus this week and it turned out so good so I’m going to share the recipe! I even had my cousin’s boyfriend try it who isn’t an asparagus fan, and he said it wasn’t bad! Ha!

asparagus stems on white platter on top of taupe towel

Roasted Sesame Asparagus Ingredients:

  • fresh asparagus
  • sesame oil
  • low sodium soy sauce
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh ginger
  • brown sugar
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • sesame seeds

I like to mix all the ingredients up together besides the asparagus and sesame seeds. Then I start the asparagus on a pre-heated pan over medium heat and add the sauce to the pan, mixing everything up to make sure the asparagus is totally coated in the sauce. I cook it until it has some browned spots but still has a bit of crunch to it.

overhead shot of asparagus on a white platter
Roasted Sesame Asparagus
  • 1/2 lb asparagus
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 inch knob of fresh garlic, grated
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds as garnish
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the asparagus and sesame seeds.

  2. Stir well to combine.

  3. Heat pan over medium/medium-low heat.

  4. Add asparagus to pan.

  5. Add sauce mixture.

  6. Stir to fully coat asparagus.

  7. Cook until asparagus has some browning and remove from stove.

  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

roasted asparagus tips on a white platter on a kitchen towel
white platter of roasted asparagus on top of kitchen towel

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