Dressed Up Asparagus

17 Dec

It’s hard to mess up asparagus. Roast it, saute it, stir-fry it, it’s going to be delicious. I was making dinner for friends the other night and figured that since the main included some citrus-y flavours, it’d be a good idea to mirror those flavours with the side dish. The asparagus turned out crunchy and earthy with a nice bite and the green-orange colour contrast looked great!

Serves 4.

Ingredients
-1 bunch asparagus, cut into thirds
-2 tb extra virgin olive oil
-1/4 c sesame seeds
-zest and juice of half an orange
-salt & pepper

Directions

1. Heat oil in pan to medium.
2.  Toss the asparagus into the pan and season with salt and pepper. Saute til bright green, 3-4 minutes.
3. Add orange zest and juice to the pan. Toss.
4. Sprinkle sesame seeds and toss the asparagus until coated.
5. Serve!

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  1. Bring it on, Christmas. « Food Nurd - December 20, 2010

    […] The menu we’re putting together for the evening will look something like: Brined citrus-herb turkey & roasted vegetables Cornbread stuffing Roasted potatoes Sauteed asparagus with orange zest Gravy […]

  2. Sweet & Spiced Salmon « Food Nurd - May 2, 2011

    […] I served it with Dressed Up Asparagus. […]

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