Broiled Asparagus by Rikki Asher

Rego Park, New York, US


Uncooked asparagus stays fresh refrigerated for 3-4 days. Store spears upright in a jar of 1” water. Cover loosely with a plastic bag.

Friends and relatives visit us often, mostly from the US and Europe. We usually opt to eat meals at home. Since I enjoy sitting around the table with everyone, the appetizers I make tend to be quick, easy and tasty.

In honor of my dear friend Fra who passed away in 2015 and never missed an opportunity to tell a joke:
Q: Where did the asparagus go to have a few drinks?
A: The Salad Bar.
In a pinch: No asparagus? Use carrots, leeks or any other broilable vegetable.