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Sesame grilled asparagus rafts

Sesame grilled asparagus rafts

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Griddling or barbecuing asparagus individually can be fiddly, but it’s much easier cooking them like this – plus it looks impressive

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serve
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal99
fat9g
saturates1g
carbs2g
sugars1g
fibre1g
protein3g
low insalt0.68g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    With one hand, hold an asparagus stalk at its base. Bend the stalk over with your other hand – the asparagus will break where the woody part ends and the tender part begins. Discard the base. Place 4 or 5 asparagus stalks next to one another. Skewer them crosswise in two places – just below the tips and 3cm from the bottom – with slender bamboo skewers. You will end up with something that looks like a raft.

  • STEP 2

    In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and sesame seeds and stir with a fork to mix. Brush this mixture on the asparagus rafts on both sides. Season the asparagus with a little salt and lots of pepper.

  • STEP 3

    Grill the asparagus on a barbecue or in a griddle pan for 4-5 mins per side, turning with tongs. Sprinkle with sesame mix as they grill.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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