Thursday, June 19, 2008

Grilled Asparagus Rafts


I found this recipe on the cookinglight.com website and i thought it looked SOOO delicious!

Ingredients
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
PreparationPrepare grill to high heat.
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.
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.
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 asparagus raft)
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Nutritional Information
CALORIES 50(38% from fat); FAT 2.1g (sat 0.2g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.6g); IRON 3mg; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 26mg; CARBOHYDRATE 6.1g; SODIUM 190mg; PROTEIN 3.2g; FIBER 2.4g
Steven Raichlen ,
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Cooking Light, AUGUST 2003 Recipes adapted from Steven Raichlen's books How to Grill (Workman, 2001) and BBQ USA (Workman, 2003)