Grilled Asparagus With Orange Dipping Sauce

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 206 calories
    • Fat 21 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 11 mg
    • Sodium 257 mg
    • Protein 2 mg
    • Carbohydrate 4 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 22 mg


  1. Check 2tablespoons olive oil
  2. Check 1/4teaspoon salt
  3. Check 2tablespoons fresh tarragon
  4. Check 1pound asparagus, peeled and trimmed
  5. Check 1/3cup mayonnaise
  6. Check 1tablespoon orange juice
  7. Check 1/2teaspoon grated orange peel
  8. Check 1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
  9. Check 1/2teaspoon anise seed, crushed (optional)


  1. Light grill or heat oven broiler. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, salt, and 1 tablespoon of the tarragon. Pour over the asparagus and set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, orange juice and peel, cayenne, and remaining 1 tablespoon of tarragon and anise seed if using; set aside.
  3. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer in a grill rack, or carefully arrange the spears on a grill perpendicular to the grill grate. (If broiling, arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer.) Grill about 7 minutes over medium heat or until tender, turning once after 3 minutes. Or broil 4 inches from the heat source for 5 minutes, turning once.
  4. Remove the asparagus to a platter and serve with the orange mayonnaise.