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Char-Grilled Asparagus with Green Onions, Parmesan and Balsamic Glaze

Posted on: 30th Apr 2009

[inspired by Richard Leader of  Superfood]

how to cook asparagus recipes


  • bunch of green onions / spring onions
  • bunch of asparagus (about 350g)
  • 1 tbs olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • Parmesan cheese (grated or shaved)
  • balsamic glaze (thicker than balsamic vinegar)
  • sea salt


  • cast iron ribbed frying pan or char-grilling pan


  1. Toss asparagus and spring onions with oil, place on hot frying pan over high fire and char-grill turning occasionally until grilling marks appear and asparagus (on the bottom) is soft when pricked with a fork.
  2. Char-grilling will produce smoke, but this is very welcomed effect, so just make sure your windows are open and cooker hood on, if you don’t want to activate fire alarm :)
  3. Transfer ready asparagus and spring onions to the plate, sprinkle with Parmesan,  salt and balsamic glaze.
  4. You may also use only salt, it will be still delicious…

Serves 4 people as a side dish.


It was the best asparagus I have ever had (!) Thank you Richard :)
Kids loved it as well, even the 3 year old but not the onions and balsamic glaze.

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Michelle of Greedy Gourmet made this beautiful and creamy asparagus soup.

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  1. I love asparagus!! It’s now the season to eat :)

  2. What a lovely dish! Delightfully tasty!



  3. The parm and balsamic are a nice salty pair. Give us a squeeze of lemon, and we’re set to eat!

  4. yum!! that sounds delicious!!

  5. This look nice and tasty, I love asparagus a lot!!!

  6. I can eat loads of this and never tire of it. Love the sweetness that comes from grilling both of these items.

  7. That looks so easy and delicious! I’ve always wanted a ribbed griddle pan to make those lovely striations!

  8. This looks so tasty – toasted pine nuts would be good on this too.

  9. definitely have to try this! never seen asparagus look so good!

  10. I’ve never char-grilled asparagus, what a lovely idea! It looks so tasty!

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