Grilled Asparagus Bundles With Dijon-Orange Vinaigrette

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 11:52 am
By: News On 6

• 2 tablespoons honey or apricot paste (dried apricots soaked in water to soften and blended)

• 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

• 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar

• 1 tablespoon orange juice

• 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon

• 1 1/2 teaspoon minced shallot

• 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

• Pinch ground black pepper

• 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed

• Chives

• 1/4 cup chopped peeled orange or mandarin

Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high-heat cooking.

To make the vinaigrette, whisk together honey, mustard, vinegar, juice, tarragon, shallot, zest and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside. Grill asparagus until browned and tender, 4 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Separate grilled asparagus into 4 bundles and tie each with chives. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with chopped orange.