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Grilled Asparagus with Asian Peanut Sauce

 
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Grilled or broiled asparagus is tender, crispy and full of flavor, drizzling some fresh homemade dressing, along with some other grilled seasonal vegetables. An excellent side-dish with barbecued meats. Simply delicious!

Yield

4

servings

Prep

8

min

Cook

6

min

Ready

16

min

 

Ingredients

2 small garlic cloves
minced, or 1 medium clove
*
1 ¼ teaspoons ginger
freshly minced or grated
*
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce, tamari
1 tablespoon sesame oil
salt and black pepper
to taste
*
20 ounces asparagus
tough ends snapped off, 1 1/4 pounds
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 ½ tablespoons cilantro
freshly and finely chopped or minced
*
2 small scallions, spring or green onions
thinly sliced, white and green parts

Directions

Arrange the tossed asparagus onto a serving platter,

All the ingredients we need to make this delicious recipe.

Light a medium fire in the grill or preheat the broiler.

Add the garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a medium bowl, whisk until well blended, and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Let's start from the dressing.
Add the minced garlic and ginger into a small bowl.
Add 2 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar.
Add 2 teaspoons of soy sauce.

Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.

Brush with 1 to 1½ tablespoon dressing to coat the asparagus lightly.

Prepare the asparagus.
Brush with 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon reserved dressing...

Grill the asparagus, about 6 minutes, turning halfway through, until tender-crisp and streaked with the light grill marks, or line up the spears in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and broil, setting the sheet about 4 inches from the top and rotating the spears once halfway through, until tender and browned in some spots, about 7 minutes. Let cool for about 2 minutes. Slice the asparagus into about 2-inch pieces.

Here we have the perfectly grilled aspragus.
Slice them into about 2-inch pieces.

Stir together the peanut butter, cilantro, and 1 to 1½ tablespoon water into the remaining dressing.

Add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.
Finally stir all of them together until well blended.
Add 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of water to thin the sauce a little bit.
Add the 1 1/2 tablespoons of freshly chopped cilantro.

In a large platter or a large bowl, toss the asparagus with the dressing until well and evenly coated.

Place onto a serving platter, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, sprinkle with sliced scallions. Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 99g (3.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9667% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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