Japanese Asparagus With Pounded Sesame Sauce

Japanese Asparagus With Pounded Sesame Sauce
Japanese Asparagus With Pounded Sesame Sauce

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    bunch asparagus

  • 1

    tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 2

    tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine) (available in Japanese and gourmet markets)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

Snap or cut off the tough ends of the asparagus spears. If the asparagus spears are thick, use a vegetable peeler to peel the lower 2/3 of the stalk. Place the asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam until the spears are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 10 to 15 minutes. Place the sesame seeds in a small skillet and toast over medium-low heat until they turn light brown and become aromatic, 1 minute. Watch carefully; they tend to brown quickly. Crush the seeds with a mortar and pestle. Combine the seeds with the soy sauce, mirin, sugar and lemon juice. Arrange the asparagus on a platter and pour the sesame sauce over the top. This recipe yields 2 servings. Each serving: 92 calories; 1,026 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 3 grams fat; 0 saturated fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 7 grams protein; 3.38 grams fiber.

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