3 lbs fresh asparagus
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
2 tbsps lightly toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
Cut asparagus diagonally into bite-sized pieces. Steam just till tender. Drain and rinse well with cold water; pat dry. (This may be done several hours ahead, storing asparagus in the refrigerator.)
Melt butter and stir in lemon juice, toasted sesame seeds, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Add asparagus and toss until coated. Serve hot.