Have you ever tried Marinated Asparagus? It’s a grilled asparagus recipe with a delicious marinade put together with wholesome rice vinegar.
This yummy marinated aspargus side dish recipe comes from my frequent contributor, Holly Clegg. It’s featured in her cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets To Sizzle At Any Age.
She recommends cold marinated asparagus recipes for Easter. But you can have it anytime asparagus is in season.
She also likes trying different flavored seasoned rice vinegars to splash on flavor without the fat.
You can make this recipe for marinated asparagus spicy, garlicy, or sweet depending on the type of vinegar you use.
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Easter tables must have Grilled Marinated Asparagus
The true sign of spring in the food world is the abundance of many fresh vegetables. That's why you have to try this marinated asparagus recipe!
Asparagus is one of the quintessential spring vegetables.It appears earlier, but it peaks in May, so this favorite American vegetable (broccoli came in #2) is showcased this time of year.
This cherished culinary pleasure is so flavorful that you’ll find it in all kinds of dishes. When purchasing asparagus, examine the tips for signs of freshness as that's the portion most likely to break or spoil.
Look for tightly closed tip and stalks that aren't too dry. The young asparagus have purple tips and green stems and grow thicker as they ripen.
You can grill this recipe for marinated asparagus in advance and serve the dish cold.
But be sure to shock the asparagus in ice cold water to stop it from overcooking and to keep the flavor and gorgeous green color.
I like to cook my marinated asparagus in the oven and then whip up this simple marinade for a delicious taste of spring!
You’ll love the rice vinegar marinade. A splash of roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar, dill, and orange give chilled marinated asparagus some spunk!
It's good served warm or chilled. (Even the next day!)
The roasted red pepper adds a touch of heat, which you’’ll really like even if you’re not into spicy food.
Everyone will rave over this marinated asparagus grilled or baked recipe when you serve it at Easter brunch or dinner, trust me!
You can also serve it as a cold marinated asparagus appetizer at a party with slices of melon, prosciutto, and cheese. Yum!
Don’t forget to pick up my pink book, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets To Sizzle At Any Age for your Easter basket, too.
More awesome recipes from Holly Clegg
- 2 tablespoons NAKANO roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound asparagus, cooked and cooled
- In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients except asparagus.
- In shallow dish or resealable plastic bag, lay asparagus and cover with marinade.
- Refrigerate in marinade to serve cold or serve with marinade for vegetable side.
- Serving size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 89
- Calories from Fat: 57 (64%)
- Total Fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Unsaturated fat: 6g
- Sodium: 151mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 6g
- Sugar: 4g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 3g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat
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