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 (When cleaning these mushrooms, simply wipe them with a damp paper towel. They will soak up water and become soggy if they are rinsed.)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (Simply toast in a dry skillet or wok over medium heat until golden brown.)
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.
Just savor the flavor!