Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli
Episode: Hors D'oeuvres
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Asparagus Spears with Sesame
Total:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
6 to 8 small servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
6 to 8 small servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Set aside.

Prepare an ice bath: Fill a large bowl halfway with ice cubes and add some cold water. Place a colander squarely inside the ice bath. The colander will keep you from having to pick the asparagus out from amongst the ice cubes in the ice bath.

Add salt until the boiling water tastes like seawater. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes - you want them to be crunchy. If the asparagus are thin, cook for only 1 minute. Remove the asparagus from the water with a strainer and transfer them to the colander inside the ice bath. Allow them to cool completely for a few minutes and then place them on a kitchen towel to drain any excess moisture.

Toss the asparagus, sesame seeds, and the sauce together and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

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