This vegetable side dish is as easy as it is delicious. Roasting the asparagus results in tender, yet crisp stalks, and the dressing adds sweet, nutty flavor.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread sesame oil in foil-lined baking pan. Wash asparagus and break off stalks as far down as they snap easily, 1 to 2 inches from ends. Roll asparagus in sesame oil. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Arrange asparagus in single layer
Roast in oven 10 minutes or until tender-crisp
Mix vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and red pepper in small bowl. Remove asparagus from oven; place on serving platter. Drizzle with soy sauce mixture
• If McCormick Gourmet™ Toasted Sesame Seed is unavailable, use McCormick Gourmet™ Sesame Seed. Toast in a small skillet on medium heat 2 minutes or until fragrant and golden brown. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting.