Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan Curls
pounds asparagus spears, trimmed
tablespoons olive oil
teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (set aside)
tablespoons lemon juice
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
ounce Parmesan cheese or Manchego cheese
Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
- In a covered large skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water for 3 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, for marinade: In a 2-quart rectangular baking dish, combine oil, lemon juice, salt, and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add asparagus, stirring to coat. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Drain asparagus, discarding marinade. Place asparagus on a grill tray or in a grill basket.
- For a charcoal grill, place asparagus on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender and starting to brown, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place asparagus on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)
- Arrange asparagus on a serving platter. Working over asparagus, use a cheese plane or vegetable peeler to cut thin, wide strips from the side of cheese block. Sprinkle asparagus with lemon peel and, if desired, additional pepper. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts(Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan Curls)
- Per serving:
- 95 kcal cal.,
- 7 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat,
- 7 mg chol.,
- 287 mg sodium,
- 4 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 6 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet