Monday, April 18, 2011

Roasted Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Why had I not tried this before? My daughter, Kellie, has been roasting asparagus for a while now, and I never listened to her when she suggested I serve it instead of our faithful Warm Asparagus Vinaigrette. The nutty fresh flavor of roasted asparagus is divine.

This is a modified recipe from Martha Stewart found here.

Roasted Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

2 bunches asparagus (1 1/2 - 2 lbs.)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss the asparagus with the olive oil and spread in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast for 10 minutes. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and roast about 5 minutes more.

Julie's Notes: Next time I will sprinkle the sesame seeds on at the beginning and roast for 10-15 minutes. Perhaps, then, they will be a bit more toasted.  Kellie likes her asparagus roasted with only garlic salt and pepper.

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  1. I've got to stop checking this blog before I have breakfast! Not that I'd eat asparagus for breakfast, but it really makes me hungry. Thanks for the post. I've never roasted asparagus, either. I'll have to give it a try.

  2. Wow! Sounds yummy! I think I've give this one a try! Thanks!

  3. I've not tried roasting asparagus before! Sounds yum! I'll be trying this (:

  4. I've got some asparagus finally so I'll be trying it out.

    I did something similar a while ago with broccoli instead though, to dip into soft boiled egg as soldiers (:

  5. Sometimes when I roast asparagus, I add a light splash of basalmic vinegar. I put toasted pine nuts on top of mine. Yum!

  6. It looks really amazing!! I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing :-)
    sesame seeds
    fennel seeds

  7. 2 years later we're finally having this for dinner tonight, except I think I forgot to buy sesame seeds. Better than forgetting the asparagus, I guess! If I don't have them, we'll go with Kelly's version of garlic salt and pepper. Thanks!

  8. What do you know, I had sesame seeds already! The adults thought this was fabulous. 3/4 of the non-adults thought it ok- not good or bad. 1/4 thought we were trying to kill him. He survived the bite we forced on him!