This very quick and tasty Asian flavored veggie has been enjoyed by my family since first discovered in Living magazine in 2003. Savor the flavor!
When cleaning shiitake mushrooms, simply wipe them with a damp paper towel. They will soak up water and become soggy if they are rinsed.
Asparagus and Shiitake Stir Fry (serves 4-6)
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed of tough ends and sliced into 1-1/2 inch pieces
8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, trimmed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet or wok over medium heat until golden brown. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and mushrooms, and saute until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot. Enjoy!