Grilled White Asparagus With Toasted Sesame Seeds and Garlic

Grilled White Asparagus with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Garlic-Soy Cream
Grilled White Asparagus with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Garlic-Soy Cream. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 11 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins,
  • Cook: 3 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Ratings (5)

White Asparagus is gaining popularity in U.S. but has been a long time favorite in Europe. If you can find them, I recommend that you give it a try. The flavor is slightly sweeter than green asparagus, and the garlic-soy cream works well on either variety.

What You'll Need

  • For Asparagus:
  • 2 bundles white asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • For Sauce:
  • 1 cup/240 mL creme fraiche
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons/5-10 mL chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL garlic powder (use more if preferred)
  • For Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 large green onion (finely chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Soak asparagus in cold water for 5 minutes to make sure to remove all.
  3. Place sauce ingredients in blender and blend until well combined. If making ahead, put into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  4. Remove asparagus from water, pat dry, brush lightly with oil, and place on grill grate. Cook for 2-3 minutes, rotating throughout cooking time.
  5. Remove from heat, drizzle with garlic-soy cream, and top with sesame seeds and chopped green onion
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 82
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 3 g
    Unsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 17 mg
    Sodium 365 mg
    Carbohydrates 4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 2 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)