Problem: want to eat fresh vegetables, but too lazy to cook after the effort of making onigiri. Here is your solution!
Tastes best with crispy fresh asparagus, because it’s one of those recipes where the taste of the actual vegetable comes through. It’d probably work with any vegetable actually, or even as a nice salad dressing.
Asparagus with Sesame Dressing
Adapted from About.com’s Japanese Food section. I wonder if it’s some sort of crime to use recipes from here? I’ve never seen other bloggers use anything from About.com.
About 200g of young asparagus
2-3 tablesp sushi vinegar
1 tablesp soya sauce
1 tablesp sesame oil
2 teasp sugar – or to taste
A few shakes of white pepper
Sesame seeds – I didn’t have this but it would be nice
- Cook the asparagus somehow. I fried mine in a little oil, but you could also steam or blanche if you feel so inclined.
- Mix up all the sauces and the sugar. Taste. Adjust if you like.
- Pour the sauce over the asparagus, add the pepper, and some sesame seeds if you have them.