Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

March 20th, 2011

1 pound thick locally-grown asparagus spears, woody ends removed
Light olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 bunch watercress
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette (see below)

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Zest of 1 Meyer lemon, minced
2 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons light olive oil
Combine everything but the oil in a small bowl. Then drizzle the oil in and whisk. Whisk in a little mustard if you’re using ordinary lemons. Makes about 1/2 cup

  1. Prepare the charcoal grill.
  2. Brush the asparagus lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over a medium-hot fire for about 5 minutes, turning the asparagus until the skin is slightly charred and the spears tender.
  3. Wash the watercress, dry it in a spinner, and arrange it on a platter. Place the grilled asparagus on the watercress; drizzle with vinaigrette.
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