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Sesame Crusted Asparagus



Serves 4

Preheat the oven to 350F

2 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 pound fresh asparagus, washed, dried and ends trimmed

½ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup sesame seeds


 Pour the olive oil onto a non-stick baking sheet and spread it out with a brush.

Add the asparagus in a single layer and turn each one several times to coat in the oil.

Combine the cheese, salt and sesame seeds on a platter or on a sheet of wax paper.

Roll each asparagus spear in the mixture to evenly coat and place each one on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake until the asparagus is easily pierced with a knife at its thickest part and they have begun to brown.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve with our without lemon wedges.


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