Grilled Asparagus With Orange Dipping Sauce

Grilled Asparagus With Orange Dipping Sauce
Susie Cushner

Serves 4
preparation
10
minutes
cooking
15
minutes

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

 

Kay Chun
April 2001

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 206
  • Calcium 22 mg
  • Carbohydrate 4 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Fat 21 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Protein 2 mg
  • Sat Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 257 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.