This time of year is one of my favorites. It’s finally warm , the markets are bursting with fruits and vegetables after what seems like a hundred years of waiting (and potatoes). Yes, we make exceptions. We say goodbye to the un-airconditioned kitchen and hot coffee. We welcome sorbet, cold showers, and (perhaps most importantly) the grill, back into our lives.
The past month everything we’ve cooked has been on the grill. We’ve rotated through different combinations of grilled vegetables and meats, relishing in the time outdoors, the charred flavors that unique to summertime. With nothing but a little oil and vinegar the grill brings all manner of things to life. For now, we’ll savor the season.
10-12 asparagus stalks
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper
Toss the asparagus in the oil & vinegar. Salt and pepper. Grill for 3-5 minutes. Turn, grill another 3-5 minutes or until tender.