Grilled Asparagus with Lemon, Soy and Honey

  • Yield 2 servings

The onset of spring brings asparagus, a delicacy and the queen of all vegetables.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Juice of 1 lemon (2 tablespoons)
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and well washed
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts or sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to high heat. Combine oil, soy sauce, honey, red pepper flakes and lemon juice. Place asparagus spears in a nonreactive dish and pour soy sauce mixture over them. Toss asparagus and let sit 5 minutes in marinade before cooking. Grill spears for 5 to 8 minutes depending on thickness. Serve sprinkled with pine nuts or sesame seeds.
*To toast pine nuts or seeds: Place on a baking pan and place in a 325-degree oven 6 to 10 minutes until golden brown. 

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