|Grilled Balsamic Asparagus|
Asparagus is on sale again...that means $4.00 per lb. off the normal price...woo hoo! We usually use a bit of lemon juice and adobo seasoning to season our asparagus but we decided to try this recipe we found and we're glad we did.
Besides the marinating time, it's fast and easy. We cut the recipe in half since there's just two of us. If we were in Cruise, we probably would have omitted the 1/2 T. of olive oil we used.
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes, plus 30-60 minutes to marinate
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes (we prefer our asparagus crunchy so we cooked ours about 6 mins)
1/2 lb. asparagus, ends broken off and rinsed 2-3 times
1 1/2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 T. olive oil (optional, but it's just 1/2 T.)
1/2 T. soy sauce, low sodium
1/2 a garlic clove, minced
1/4 t. kosher salt
pepper, to taste
Place asparagus in a ziploc bag (we cut our asparagus up). Add the rest of the ingredients. Seal bag and turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 - 60 minutes (we did 60) turning bag occasionally. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat, spray some non-stick spray, add asparagus and cook 3-5 minutes per side, depending on how well you like asparagus done. Ours started to char a bit so we turned it often....the female half doesn't mind the char, but the male half doesn't care for the taste of charred food :-)
Enjoy...we sure did!