Grilled Asparagus Rafts
16 thick asparagus spears (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of salt
1. Prepare grill to high heat.
2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Arrange 4 asparagus spears on a flat surface. Thread 2 (3-inch) skewers or toothpicks horizontally through spears 1 inch from each end to form a raft. Repeat procedure with remaining asparagus spears.
3. Combine soy sauce, oil, and garlic; brush evenly over asparagus rafts. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds, pepper, and salt.
Nutritional Information - Amount per Serving
Calories from fat: 38%
Saturated fat: 0.2g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
Recipe submitted by Amanda Hellman, RD, Dean dietitian.