I like to cook this asparagus side dish on an indoor iron grill to get grill marks, but feel free to cook the asparagus any way you like. The key to this dish is the simple soy sauce and sesame oil marinade. This recipe comes from my sister Kaitlin. Sometimes I add a pinch of salt or pepper but don't tell her :)

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 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 an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Grill asparagus on preheated grill until they turn bright green and have grill marks, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to baking dish.

  • Whisk soy sauce and sesame oil together in a bowl; pour over cooked asparagus. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

37 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 3.1g; fat 2.4g; sodium 151.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I've made this twice in the last few weeks and it's delicious. I do it a little bit backwards. I trim the asparagus and marinate it in about 2 tbsp of soy sauce and approximately 4 tbsp of sesame oil along with some finely minced garlic. Then I heat the grill and cook the asparagus. When it's done I pour the marinade over the roasted spears and serve it hot. We all love it. I don't add salt because the soy sauce takes care of that but I do add some freshly ground black pepper. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I've made this twice in the last few weeks and it's delicious. I do it a little bit backwards. I trim the asparagus and marinate it in about 2 tbsp of soy sauce and approximately 4 tbsp of sesame oil along with some finely minced garlic. Then I heat the grill and cook the asparagus. When it's done I pour the marinade over the roasted spears and serve it hot. We all love it. I don't add salt because the soy sauce takes care of that but I do add some freshly ground black pepper. Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2012
I really enjoyed this recipe although was a little salty the first time I made it. Cut back the soy just a little after that. I do everything like instructed and have even sprinkled with sesame seeds and do a quick seer to warm when it comes time to serve. Get's all kinds of people to eat something they didn't think they liked! Thanks for sharing. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2013
I'm not a big asparagus fan but this was really good! I did make a few changes like using Teriyaki Sauce instead of Soy Sauce and I added about a teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch or two of brown sugar. The sauce carmelized on the asparagus and we all finished off a whole batch of asparagus! Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2012
I hate asparagus but I made this and I ate so much I hardly ate my steak. I did double or triple the marinade because we had a big bunch of asparagus and let it sit in the fridge for about two hours. This is the only way I will make asparagus from now on. This is DELISH! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
This was very good. I marinated it in the soy sauce with a little sesame oil and some olive oil and sprinkled it with sesame seeds. Then i grilled it and served it hot. My one child who likes asparagus said "Make this again Mom. This is good!" Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2012
Great take on asparagus! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
I swapped the soy sauce for a healthier alternative of Braggs Liquid Aminos- gives that same flavor but is all natural (and less sodium). I also used only 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 tsp olive oil. Very tasty and healthy- I will make this agian! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2020
Tried it as written. Not enough taste for me. Next time will add my own spice blend. Read More
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