Grilled Soy-Sesame Asparagus

Grilled Soy-Sesame Asparagus

Sue Lau

"This asparagus pairs especially well with Asian types of grilled foods, such as kebabs or satays."
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18 m servings 100 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and brown sugar. Place asparagus in the bowl, and toss to coat.
  3. 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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 125 Ratings

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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) ...

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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 r...

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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) ...

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 roa...

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 o...

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...

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.

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...

excellent and easy!!!

This was really good! I didn't have sesame seeds, but followed it otherwise. This is how I'll make asparagus from now on.

This is THE PERFECT side dish!! Especially with a grilled fish!

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