"Some Like It Hot" article by June McMaster, photos by Nathan Ham (Second Issue, 1987)
This is one of several recipes in this article.
1/4 c. butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 lbs. fresh asparagus (cut in 2-inch pieces, separate and reserve tips)
2 Tbsp. water
1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of Lemon Pepper
Melt butter in frying pan. Saute onion until transparent. Add asparagus and stir fry for two minutes, reerving tips until later.
Add water, cover and steam for one minute. Add asparagus tips and a handful of mushrooms, sesame seeds, salt and lemon-pepper. Stir until all are well blended.
Steam for another minute until mushrooms are heated through and all asparagus is bright green in color and still crisp. Do not overcook.