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Delicious! What a great way to eat asparagus. The flavor was fantastic. I didn't even use the orange zest. I used an indoor grill pan and it worked just fine. I would suggest buying the bigger asparagus stalks so you don't burn these.

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LifeIsGood November 12, 2007

Amazing! I absolutely loved it and may have a new way to make asparagus for now on. I didn't add the zest but I can see how it would be great too. Thinking maybe some balsamic or a little heat next time!

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DaddyO' June 19, 2012

This recipe is fantastic. I used splenda for baking instead of sugar and it worked just fine. I also used lemon zest instead of orange. I plan on making this for my 4th of July cookout. Thanks for posting.

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Madimaymomma June 19, 2008

WOW! Flavor sensation! I just bought some baby tender asparagus and was going to boil it up. Then I remembered this receipe! I cut the cook time in half, for these tender young spears and waited for the carmelization. Thank you wicked noodle for a fine recipe that will be used over and over!

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LisaAD April 28, 2008

Asparagus is my favorite veggie and this was a great new twist. Instead of orange zest, I used lemon, but I will try it again with the orange.

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VLizzle January 27, 2008

Perfect!! I usually roast my asaparagus but did not want to turn on the oven. I had seen Rory make this...she deserved to win!

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Sureglad September 08, 2007

I had to improvise a bit with these. I can't believe I was out of sugar, but that's what happens with 2 teenage boys in the house that drink a gallon of Kool-Aid a day. Anyway, after a thorough dousing of olive oil, I used turbinado sugar and Maldon sea salt. The asparagus was actually done in 3-4 minutes, not 10. Perhaps our spears were thinner than the ones for the recipe. I must say there are distinguishable flavor waves in this dish that I was not expecting. First is the earthiness of the asparagus itself, combine with a slight smokiness from the grill. Then the sweetness of the sugar coats your tongue, and finally the aroma and flavor of the orange zest refreshes your palate so that you may start the process over again with a new bite. I wouldn't want to eat asparagus this way every time, but it certainly was a pleasant change of pace.

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Kay D. August 23, 2007

I loved this!!! Mine only took a few minutes, cuz my asparagus was pencil-thin. Next time I won't use the zest...I don't think it needed it!! Also, I didn't measure anything...just eyeballed it!

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Charmie777 August 19, 2007
Sugar Grilled Asparagus