Balsamic-Glazed Grilled Asparagus

Since asparagus is in season, take advantage of it and use some thick stalks of it for grilling. If the weather doesn't permit grilling, broil the asparagus instead.
  • 2 pounds asparagus
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar -- don't use the really expensive kind (save it for drizzling over fresh berries!)
  • 2 shallots -- minced
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Wash the asparagus. Hold each spear near the middle and at the cut end and gentle bend to break. Place the asparagus in a shallow dish and toss with the oil, vinegar, and shallots. Allow the asparagus to marinate for 10 minutes. Season it with salt and pepper. Drain the asparagus, reserving the marinade. Grill over a preheated grill until the asparagus is tender. Pour the reserved marinade over the asparagus and serve.

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
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