Sesame Grilled Asparagus
- Wooden toothpicks or bamboo skewers
- 1 pound asparagus
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Salt and black pepper
In a shallow pan, soak skewers in cold water for 1 hour, then drain and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic and stir with a fork to mix. Brush this mixture on the asparagus rafts on both sides. Season the asparagus with a little salt and lots of pepper.
When ready to cook, place the asparagus rafts on the hot grate and grill until nicely browned on both sides, 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds as they grill. You can serve the asparagus as rafts or unskewered.
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Recipe courtesy of Steve Raichlen
Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay