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Grilled asparagus

Grilled Asparagus


Description

An amazingly simple, quick way to cook a  flavorful springtime vegetable! The sweet citrus vinaigrette balances out the earthiness of the asparagus. 


Ingredients

Scale

Asparagus

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed at the bottom of the stalk where they naturally snap
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Vinaigrette

  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 navel orange, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small tangerines, peeled, segmented
  • Salt and pepper
  • Avocado or coconut oil, for grill

Instructions

Make vinaigrette

  1. Cook minced shallot in butter or oil over low heat. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  2. Combine shallot with orange juice and honey. Whisk in olive oil. 
  3. Season to taste with salt. Store chilled if not using same day, bring to room temperature before serving.

Grill asparagus

  1. Preheat grill to high heat. Brush grates with a high heat oil like avocado.
  2. Grill asparagus until lightly charred on all sides, turning occasionally. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Shake or whisk vinaigrette and drizzle over asparagus. Garnish with tangerine segments.