Grilled Asparagus Rafts

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Grilled Asparagus Rafts Recipe
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Pinning asparagus spears together with skewers makes them easier to flip and grill evenly on both sides.

4 servings (serving size: 1 asparagus raft)


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16 thick asparagus spears (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of salt


Prepare grill to high heat.

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Arrange 4 asparagus spears on a flat surface. Thread 2 (3-inch) skewers or toothpicks horizontally through spears 1 inch from each end to form a raft. Repeat procedure with remaining asparagus spears.

Combine soy sauce, oil, and garlic; brush evenly over asparagus rafts. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds, pepper, and salt.


Created date

August 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 50
Caloriesfromfat 38 %
Fat 2.1 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 6.1 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 190 mg
Calcium 26 mg