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I bought fancy black sea salt on a trip and was dying to create a recipe that showcased the flavor. This asparagus recipe is it! It is fresh, delicious and so simple that my 14 year-old can make it. A great side dish anytime!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
16 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven broiler. Set the oven rack about 6 inches from the broiler.

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  • Place the asparagus spears on a baking sheet, and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with black sea salt.

  • Broil the asparagus until tender and starting to brown, 6 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 6.8g; sodium 881.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2012
Coming across this recipe while looking for something different to do with asparagus reminded me I had black salt I brought back from Seattle I'd never used. Hard to tell from the photo I submitted but the black salt is REALLY black - big flakes that almost look like charred bits of wood! It looked so cool! Mild tasting it complemented the asparagus brightening its flavor. But I didn't broil this - roasting the asparagus at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes produced the guaranteed results I desired. Read More
(17)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2012
Coming across this recipe while looking for something different to do with asparagus reminded me I had black salt I brought back from Seattle I'd never used. Hard to tell from the photo I submitted but the black salt is REALLY black - big flakes that almost look like charred bits of wood! It looked so cool! Mild tasting it complemented the asparagus brightening its flavor. But I didn't broil this - roasting the asparagus at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes produced the guaranteed results I desired. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
A really fast and simple recipe that my kids love to eat with their fingers! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
I've had a jar of black sea salt languishing in my spice rack forever so right away I have to thank you for the only recipe I've ever seen that uses it. And it works! I never use my broiler and didn't feel like turning on the oven so I sauteed my asparagus in some Kerrygold butter and a little water until tender/crisp. Sprinkled on the black sea salt just before serving and really enjoyed the unique flavor of the salt with the asparagus. One thing though once salted you should eat it right away. The salt starts to liquefy and turn into a very unattractive mess. I really think its best use would be on cold or room temp foods. Thanks for this one!:o) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2020
As written, there is WAY too much salt - 1 tablespoon for 1 bunch of asparagus is excessive. I'm a salt lover and 1 TEASPOON was plenty. Black salt is also more of a finishing salt, so I'd recommend adding it right at the end before serving. When you use it during cooking, the color tends to leach out and leave unappetizing grey liquid on the veggies. The cook time was spot on though. I would make this again with the noted changes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2019
I too purchased some black lava sea salt. It's difficult to cook with because if you get too complicated the black seeps into the food. This recipe is simple easy and delicious. Loved it. Read More