Thyme Marinated Grilled Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

This marinade is a terrific way to add flavor to this delicious vegetable! From Cooking with Caprial, American Bistro Fare cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 2 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large stockpot. Add asparagus and cook until it is crisp tender, 3 or 4 minutes, depending on the size. Drain and dip in icy cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine vinegar, shallots, garlic, thyme, orange juice concentrate, and mustard. Slowly whisk in the oil to blend well. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour mixture over asparagus. Let marinate while you light the coals or start the grill.
  4. To make the grilling easier, you can place the asparagus on skewers, running a skewer through each end of the spear and fitting about 5 spears on each pair of skewers. Grill the asparagus on each side just to mark it, 1 or 2 minutes per side. Remove from the grill. Serve warm or at room temperature. Or, you can just broil them till they start to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.


Most Helpful

Our family loves asparagus and we are always searching for a new recipe. This recipe is lovely, it allows the asparagus to be the star, but the other ingredients are the supporting cast. I did not have the mustard called for so substituted regular mustard and it worked fine. I used fresh thyme out of my herb garden and it complimented the dish well.

morgainegeiser July 30, 2011

This was a hit at my May 24 Weekend bbq! I didn't have whole grain mustard so I used regular. I didn't have fresh thyme, so I used dryed and only about 1 teaspoon. They were so tasty even the next day when they were cold. Yes, I did have left overs but thats because I made a lot more. LOL!

icnangel9 May 22, 2008

Mmmm- we loved this. Still nice and crispy but with wonderful flavour baked in instead of just drizzled over top. I used lemon juice as my family prefers that citrus with vegies. This was easy enough for a weeknight meal and special enough for guests.

Debi June 11, 2007

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