Asparagus with Sesame Sauce Dressing
Sesame Sauce Dressing
*White Sesame Seeds
Light Soy Sauce, Salt
1. Toast the sesame seeds by moving the pan over low heat and slowly toasting. Keep moving the pan so the seeds do not burn. Place toasted seeds in a bowl with a damp cloth under the bowl so it won’t move and grind. Add 1/2 tablespoon sake and light soy sauce. Set aside.
2. Break off the dry end of the stalks from the asparagus. Add a pinch of salt to boiling water and boil asparagus for 30-40 seconds. Dunk them in a bowl of ice water to bring out the color and prevent overcooking. Dry with paper towel.
3. Cut the asparagus into bite-sized pieces. Toss quickly in light soy sauce.
4. Place the asparagus in the bowl and gently mix together with the sesame sauce.