A simple butter, lemon, parsley and sesame seed sauce tastes lovely drizzled over freshly cooked asparagus.
really nice recipe, this is a fab way to dress up asparagus without overpowering it. my b/f loved it and will def make again. could see it going well with broccoli too if asparagus isn't in season. enjoy ! - 29 Apr 2012
I am so glad to be the first to review this great recipe. I loved the light nutty flavor the sesame seeds gave the asparagus and the fresh burst from the lemon. The flavors and textures went so well together. Thanks Shannon.....I am sure I will make this again. - 25 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made a lighter version of this recipe: 1. Toast sesame seeds over medium low heat in a skillet until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. No need to add butter or oil. Just stir frequently and don't leave them unattended or they will burn. Pour them onto a plate to cool and set aside. 2. In a medium skillet, simmer 1/2 cup of low sodium, fat free, chicken broth 3-4 minutes over medium high heat, it will reduce slightly. While broth simmers, measure out 3 tbsp. of butter. 3. Reduce heat to medium low and add the butter, 1 tbsp. at a time. The sauce will thicken as the butter is added. Continue to simmer an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Add lemon juice and parsley, 4. Pour sauce over asparagus and sprinkle with sesame seeds. I only used a tbsp. The author's posted recipe is delicious as written but I can't eat a single serving of asparagus so I needed something a little bit lighter! - 23 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)