Variations of this dish make frequent appearances at the Linkery, a San Diego restaurant known for its craft beers and farm-to-table cooking.

This Story Originally Appeared On


Credit: Aya Brackett; Styling: Robyn Valarik

Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins
Serves 6 as a first course (or 3 as a main course)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a blender, combine soy sauce, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, the sugar, fresh and powdered ginger, and red pepper flakes and blend to combine. With the machine running, slowly pour in canola oil and continue blending until emulsified, about 30 seconds. Spread asparagus on a rimmed pan, pour half the marinade over it, and toss to coat. Reserve remaining marinade.

  • Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct high-heat grilling (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Rinse fish; pat dry. Season on both sides with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil and the remaining lemon juice.

  • When grill is ready, lightly oil the cooking grate and put fish on grate skin side down. Grill 3 minutes, then turn and continue grilling until fish is no longer translucent inside (cut to test), 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a clean plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Grill asparagus spears, turning once or twice, until tender and browned, about 5 to 6 minutes. Divide fish among 6 plates and top each with several asparagus spears. Use a spoon to drizzle with some of the reserved marinade.

  • Nutritional analysis is per first-course serving.


The Linkery, San Diego, California

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; calories from fat 65%; protein 13g; fat 13g; saturated fat 1.3g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fiber 0.6g; sodium 241mg; cholesterol 23mg.