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Smoky Glazed Asparagus
© Quentin Bacon

Smoky Glazed Asparagus

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
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Chef Nate Appleman of A16 and SPQR restaurants in San Francisco swears by coating vegetables with a mayonnaise-based marinade; it creates a beautifully blistered crust when grilled. Here he offers a marinade for asparagus that is also fabulous on broccoli and fennel.

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  1. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  4. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  5. 1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
  6. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  7. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  8. 1 pound thick asparagus, trimmed
  1. Light a grill. In a shallow dish, whisk the mayonnaise with the oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, salt and cumin. Add the asparagus and toss; let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Grill the asparagus over moderately high heat, turning, until tender and blistered in spots, 6 minutes; serve.