This is another side dish that I like to turn into my main meal. The fresh asparagus of the season is just so good.
1 bunch asparagus
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp Olive-N-Grape Toasted Sesame Garlic Ginger Oil
1 tbsp Olive-N-Grape Garlic Cilantro Balsamic
1 tsp sesame seeds, black and white mixed
Few pinches Bonito flakes
or, 1 tsp fish sauce
Trim the woody ends off the asparagus and cut into bite sized pieces on the angle.
Heat the sesame oil over medium heat and add the garlic. Saute for 30 seconds and add the asparagus. Season with the bonito flakes. Cook stirring often, until fork tender and bright green, 5-7 minutes.
While still on the heat, sprinkle on the balsamic and sesame seeds. Toss to coat quickly and remove from the heat.