Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

I'm quite enjoying the use of my grill pan, to capture the flavor of summer. Sure, you could steam or saute asparagusany time, but grilling gives the vegetable a wonderful taste and texture.

This recipe is super simple: snap the ends off one pound of asparagus. In a bowl or dish, drizzle with one teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt (use kosher salt for crunchier texture if you like), and 1/8 tsp. black pepper. Toss to coat.

Grill over medium-high heat on a grill rack or grill pan coated with cooking spray for 4 minutes, turning once so that all sides grill evenly. Place back in a serving platter and drizzle with one tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette. This is best if you serve it immediately. Coincidentally, it would go great with the tofu steaks I made last night (August 4 post). 4 servings of 30 calories (about 6-7 spears).

asparagus $3.91

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