Easy Citrus Salad

Easy Citrus Salad

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Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus is a star of the season, as a side dish to any main course — chicken, fish, pork, beef, or lamb — or as a salad topped with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 30 min

 

YIELD: Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2 lb medium asparagus (24), trimmed
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Kosher salt
  4. Special equipment: 8 (6-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in warm water 10 minutes

PREPARATION

    1. Prepare grill.
    2. Divide asparagus into 4 bunches. Align each bunch in a flat row and thread 2 skewers crosswise through each bunch (see photo, above). Brush asparagus with oil and season with kosher salt.
    3. Grill asparagus on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals until tender, 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

Cooks' notes:

• The parallel skewers make it easier to turn the asparagus. • If outdoor grilling isn't an option, asparagus may also be grilled in a well-seasoned ridged grill pan over moderately high heat.

 

Additional photo credit to: https://napafarmersmarket.org/grilled-asparagus-spears/