Color it Green: Asparagus and Shiitake Stir Fry

Another great recipe to add color to 2012!  This very quick and tasty Asian flavored veggie has been enjoyed by my family since it was discovered in Living magazine in 2003.

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!

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