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.Plus: 20 Smart Tips for Everyday Grilling More Asparagus Recipes
Light a grill. In a shallow dish, whisk the mayonnaise with the mustard, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the asparagus and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Grill the asparagus over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until the spears are tender and lightly blistered in spots, about 6 minutes. Serve the asparagus hot or at room temperature.
I also made it in my oven (450F) because it’s snowy here tonite, and I quite enjoyed it. Loved the tangy mustard lemon with a little bit of char. I’ll definitely do it again both in oven and on grill when weather permits. Thanks!