Sesame Roasted Asparagus with Pot Stickers

Serves: 4

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Welcome spring! And what better way to celebrate than with first-of-the-season asparagus? Each year as the baby green shoots begin to break through the warming earth, I start to dream up new ways to present them. This year I’m offering up a bit of a twist: sesame-scented and roasted asparagus; sizzling, plump pot stickers; and a lively play of colorful garnish. This truly is gorgeous and offers bright, fresh flavors. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Additional options for colorful garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425° F. Toss the asparagus spears in 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Roast them on a sheet pan for 6 to 8 minutes until crisp tender and bright green. (You may alternately cook them over an outdoor grill.)

While the asparagus is roasting, cook the pot stickers according to the package directions. Cover and keep warm.

Combine the red bell pepper strips with the remaining sesame oil, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, sugar, ginger and garlic. Season with salt or soy sauce.

To serve, arrange 3 pot stickers each on 4 plates. Scatter with the asparagus spears and top with the garnish.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: PCC Fresh, March 2010

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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