Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Save Recipe Print
Asparagus with Sesame Citrus Sauce
Total:
19 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
9 min
Yield:
2 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
19 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
9 min
Yield:
2 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Prepare the asparagus. Snap off bases of spears and discard. Bring a small amount of salted water to boil in a saucepan, add a splash of lemon; add asparagus and cook until tender. Remove asparagus and shock in an ice bath to stop the cooking and to keep its bright green color.

Melt the 3 tablespoons of butter in saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon sesame seeds and cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes over moderate heat, until lightly browned. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons orange juice, drizzle with 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Whisk to make sure it's fully emulsified. Add salt, to taste. Add asparagus to sauce, and toss until coated. Serve hot and garnish with extra sesame seeds, if desired.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Beer Can Cauliflower

Move over, chicken. There's a new grill star in town.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spinach with Sesame Seeds

Recipe courtesy of Wayne Nish

Asparagus Main Course Soup

Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Five-Ingredient Grilled Asparagus with Pecorino and Pine Nuts

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Pan-seared Scrod with Romano Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus and Fresh Vegetables with a Crispy Bread Crumb Topping

Recipe courtesy of Team B Yoga

Asparagus for Dinner

Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Roasted Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Grilled Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Roasted Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories