Lemon-Sesame Asparagus Recipe
Toasted sesame seeds, lemon juice and parsley are added to melted butter and drizzled over crisp asparagus.
Toasted sesame seeds, lemon juice, and parsley are added to melted butter and drizzled over crisp asparagus in this quick and easy lemon asparagus recipe.
Asparagus is steamed and then tossed with olive oil, kosher salt and toasted sesame seeds.
Simply roasted asparagus is tossed with a lemon butter sauce for a quick and easy side dish.
This asparagus pairs especially well with Asian types of grilled foods, such as kebabs or satays.
This recipe is wonderful!! One of our favorite side dishes. I was wanting to fix this dish with grilled steak but did not have asparagus but did have some fresh broccoli so tried it. It is as good as the asparagus! I cook the broccoli spears ( or flowettes left in big pieces) until it is tender crisp, then follow recipe. As another reader suggested I use less sesame seeds and a tad more lemon juice. Hubby and I love this and eat it quite often for over a year now. Such a wonderful side dish for so many main dishes, like grilled salmom, steak, chicken etc.
I liked the flavor that the lemon added to the asparagus, the sesame seeds added to the look of the dish too. I did feel like there was too much butter used/left in the bowl. Next time I'd use about a 1/4 of a cup instead of a 1/3.
Simple sesame asparagus is quick and easy to make on your grill and pairs perfectly with grilled meat or salmon.
My family of four tried this recipe to avoid serving cheese sauce.....again! I melted the butter which looked like a small lake in my pan. I liked the taste and I will make this again, but I will use only half the butter - maybe only a third of the butter and reduce the lemon juice by half to keep it from becoming too lemony. I want to convey that I really liked the flavour combination, but I need to cut down on the butter because of the calories. I will try this again. I rate this one as a 4 star - flavour was good.
Jazz up your asparagus with Parmesan cheese and lemon juice before placing it on the grill.