Pan Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

I found this recipe on Kitchen Daily and it sounded perfect for my family.  It was simple, quick, and delicious.  Both of my kids LOVED the vinaigrette and said it actually made asparagus taste good… they don’t care for asparagus.  My shallots were a touch strong when I diced them so I soaked them in ice cold water for a few minutes to mellow out the flavor.  The vinaigrette was simple yet flavorful and it paired really nicely with the grilled asparagus and Parmesan cheese.  This side dish will be a regular in my house – especially if it makes my kids like asparagus!

Combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, shallot, garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together with a whisk until well combined.  Set aside to let the flavors mingle.  Side Note:  If your shallot’s flavor is too strong, soak in cold water for a few minutes prior to making the vinaigrette.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat; coat with cooking spray.  Place the asparagus into the grill pan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cook the asparagus  for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tender.

Toss the asparagus with some of the lemon vinaigrette then place onto a serving platter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Serve the asparagus with the remaining sauce on the side.  Enjoy.

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Pan Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
Juice & zest of one lemon
1 tbsp shallot, finely diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 bunch of asparagus, wooden ends trimmed
Parmesan cheese, shredded

Directions:

Combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, shallot, garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together with a whisk until well combined. Set aside to let the flavors mingle. Side Note: If your shallot's flavor is too strong, soak in cold water for a few minutes prior to making the vinaigrette.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat; coat with cooking spray. Place the asparagus into the grill pan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook the asparagus for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tender.

Toss the asparagus with some of the lemon vinaigrette then place onto a serving platter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve the asparagus with the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Kitchen Daily

 

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21 Responses to “Pan Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette”

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — June 10, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Great dish! Glad the vinaigrette helped your kids enjoy asparagus!
    Love that soaking onions, etc. in water trick!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 11, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    I love the simplicity of this dish! And it looks so incredibly flavorful.

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    pam — June 11, 2012 @ 4:11 am

    I am always reminded how much a vinaigrette can change and add to a recipe.

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    bellini — June 11, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    If the kids like it so will we, but there is no need for convincing me..LOVE asparagus.

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    Kim in MD — June 11, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    Yum! I love grilled asparagus, and the vinaigrette sounds perfect for it! It’s great that your children ate the asparagus, Pam!

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook — June 11, 2012 @ 5:09 am

    Love this! The vinaigrette definitely adds to it.

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    Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate — June 11, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    This looks delicious and I too love the simplicity of this dish. Asparagus makes such a great fiber-licious side and I think you really give it some flare with this recipe.

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — June 11, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Hi Pam! I always love finding new ways to eat asparagus. The kids are so OD’d on asparagus because I have been serving it up so much this spring. I think this might be the perfect way to change it up a bit and get them excited to eat it again.

    I love hearing how your kids like or dislike dishes because it gives me a clue as to whether or not my kids will like that particular recipe.

    xoxo,
    Jackie

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    Sarah B. — June 11, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I love asparagus and cook it often (when it is in season), I will try that vinaigrette next time! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Carmen Rosa — June 11, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    I love green asparagus, and this looks delicious, Pam!

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    Amish Stories — June 11, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I think I really need to maybe try some asparagus, but It must have lots of butter on it! Richard

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    Joanne — June 11, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    I adore asparagus and am always looking for new ways to serve it! This sounds great!

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    Marjie — June 11, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    Oh, asparagus! My favorite vegetable ever!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — June 11, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    At this time of year, I cannot get enough asparagus. Love the dressing!

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    Martha — June 11, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Sounds very good! I want to try grilled asparagus this summer sometime. Someone was telling me how good it is that way. I like the sound of the vinaigrette too!

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    Blond Duck — June 11, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Sounds delish!

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    Jennifer — June 11, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    I love new asparagus recipes! Thanks!

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    The UDG — June 11, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    Asparagus is my absolute favorite and I can’t wait to fire up the grill to try this.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 11, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    A great way to fix asparagus. It sounds so yummy!

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    Chris — June 12, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    I love the tip on the shallot. I hate when I get a strong onion/garlic/shallot and you are afraid to use it because it is so odoriferous.

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    Lindalee — August 9, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    I just found this site and I absolutely love it. I’m not a great cook, so the easy recipes and the pictures of the different ingredients and food is really appealing to me.

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