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Sesame Grilled Asparagus

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Gluten-Free Sesame Grilled Asparagus: Reminiscent of an Asian type dish, this simple to make sesame asparagus is a healthy and tasty meal accent.

A combination of Gluten-Free Tamari (i.e., wheat-free soy sauce) and Sesame Seeds are used to add a little extra flavor and style to grilled asparagus. This dish takes only a few minutes to prepare on the stovetop, and requires no strict measuring of ingredients. The result is an Asparagus dish with a bit of an Asian-inspired flare. It is fine served as a main course for vegetable lovers, or as a side dish.

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Gluten-Free Sesame Grilled Asparagus
Asparagus Spears (Fresh or Frozen)
Gluten-Free Low Sodium Tamari (Wheat-Free Soy Sauce)
Sesame Seeds

Select a flat-bottomed fry pan or griddle large enough to hold asparagus spears laid flat on bottom of pan. Spray pan with cooking spray, or apply a light coating of oil (peanut, olive, sesame — your preference). Place asparagus in pan and warm on medium heat on stovetop.

Drizzle some Tamari over top of Asparagus, somewhat evenly distributing over exposed surfaces. You will not need to completely soak the spears, you just want a reasonable amount for accent-flavor. Next, sprinkle sesame seeds over the asparagus as you see fit.

Use a fork or other device to rotate the spears once or twice as they cook through. Total cook time should only be a few minutes (perhaps 5-8) depending on if fresh or frozen spears are used, and how well-cooked you prefer your asparagus. Take care as not to burn them - reduce heat and increase grilling time as needed.

Serve when done grilling. Final product should look something like what is pictured here.

Authors Comments

(Mike) I use a cast-iron flat griddle to grill my asparagus, and I prefer San-J brand Organic Wheat-Free Low-Sodium Tamari (Certified Gluten-Free at time of writing). I also try to make sure the sesame seeds I use are not preserved with Sulfites. I also wrote this blog entry about why I prefer cast iron for my gluten-free baking.

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