This asparagus pairs especially well with Asian types of grilled foods, such as kebabs or satays.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

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  • In a bowl, mix sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and brown sugar. Place asparagus in the bowl, and toss to coat.

  • Lightly oil a fine-mesh grill grate. Place asparagus on grate, and cook 8 minutes, until tender but firm. Garnish with sesame seeds to serve.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 9.8g 3% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 230.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2006
The "off" flavor a reviewer described may be from cooking with "toasted" sesame oil (the dark one). It is used for finishing since it breaks down at high temps. Untoasted (light amber color) sesame oil can be used for cooking. Great flavor mix--simple and distinct. I used 2 tsp peanut oil to coat before cooking then tossed with 1 tsp toasted sesame oil after cooking to finish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/20/2009
I thought this was terrible on the grill. The flavors were weak and I could not get is as tender as I like it without the tips becoming charred black. BUT I wanted to give the idea of this recipe a second chance so the next time I tried it I cooked it in a saute pan instead of on the grill. I was able to get it nice and tender and still enjoy the tips and enjoy the FLAVOR. Since it cooked the flavors in in the pan as opposed to dripping them out and soaking up the smoke on the grill. FOUR STARS IN THE PAN!!! Read More
(9)
140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2006
The "off" flavor a reviewer described may be from cooking with "toasted" sesame oil (the dark one). It is used for finishing since it breaks down at high temps. Untoasted (light amber color) sesame oil can be used for cooking. Great flavor mix--simple and distinct. I used 2 tsp peanut oil to coat before cooking then tossed with 1 tsp toasted sesame oil after cooking to finish. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
Given that it was 20 degrees in Wisconsin today I'm sure I'll be forgiven that I didn't grill this. I tossed the asparagus with the soy sauce mixture right on a foil-lined cookie sheet and roasted for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. I initially wasn't going to add the brown sugar but it was such a small amount I decided to after all. You really can't taste it but I do believe it served to tame the somewhat bitter taste asparagus can sometimes have and mellow it out. I loved the combination of flavors here--just make sure you don't confuse toasted sesame oil which is basically a finishing oil with regular sesame oil or a lot of flavor will be forfeited. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
I make this recipe all the time! I leave out the brown sugar and use 1/2 tsp. cumin. I make this marinade for french string beans (from costco) but use 1 1/2 of the marinade. I roast it in the oven at 425 for about 25-30 minutes. (For the stringbeans - I first snip off a corner of the bag microwave it for 9 minutes then i put it into an oven-proof dish pour the marinade on top and roast for about 30 minutes - until the top stringbeans wilt a bit. I top it with toasted sesame seeds. I always get asked for this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2006
A terrific summer side dish! I love asparagus on the grill the smokey charred flavor is delicious. I steamed my asparagus for about 3 minutes inside marinated then placed on the grill with my pork tenderloin for a couple minutes to finish. So happy you shared this! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/20/2009
I thought this was terrible on the grill. The flavors were weak and I could not get is as tender as I like it without the tips becoming charred black. BUT I wanted to give the idea of this recipe a second chance so the next time I tried it I cooked it in a saute pan instead of on the grill. I was able to get it nice and tender and still enjoy the tips and enjoy the FLAVOR. Since it cooked the flavors in in the pan as opposed to dripping them out and soaking up the smoke on the grill. FOUR STARS IN THE PAN!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
I followed the recipe exactly making no changes and these were amazing! My husband complained when they were all gone. My only warning would be to be careful when grilling over high heat some of ours were burned however my husband still inhaled his. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2007
This was really good. I attempted to broil mine under the broiler. One minute it was fine the next it was mush. But we ate it anyways. Will definitely do again and pay more attention. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2011
This was really good! I didn't have sesame seeds but followed it otherwise. This is how I'll make asparagus from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
excellent and easy!!! Read More
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