Saturday, July 26, 2008

Grilled Asparagus

This recipe is a great side dish for summer. 

I steam the asparagus first and then place on a grill pan. You can also do this recipe on the outdoor grill. If using an outdoor grill, make sure that the asparagus is placed where it can't fall through.

10 stalks asparagus
1 - 1/2 c cold water
1-2 T olive oil
1/4 tsp pepper

1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)

Pour water in saute pan and bring to boil. Add asparagus, salt and steam for 2- 3 minutes approx..

Remove asparagus from heat and drain off water.

Meanwhile heat grill pan on medium high heat. add 2 T of the oil. Place asparagus on grill and grill for 3 -4 minutes, turn occasionally to make sure it
grills evenly.

Remove grill from heat. Transfer asparagus to serving dish. Drizzle remaining oil over asparagus. Add garlic, lemon juice, pepper and toss to coat.

Serves 2.

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