Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

A fresh blend of Meyer lemon juice, olive oil and garlic adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.

Ingredients:
2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1 Meyer lemon, plus 2 teaspoons lemon zest
½ cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and garlic. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper, as needed. Set aside.

2. Set a grill cooking grate or basket in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. While the grill is preheating, place asparagus in a large bowl and toss with the tablespoon of olive oil, coating evenly. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Add asparagus to grill and cook, turning occasionally, until well charred and tender, about 6 minutes total depending on the thickness of the stalks. Transfer asparagus to a serving platter and drizzle the vinaigrette over the top. Serve immediately.

Variation: Make it a meal by adding flaked smoked salmon and a fried duck egg to each portion of asparagus!

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon

The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch medium radishes
1½ tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Brush a large heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. Cut off all but ½ inch of green radish tops; reserve trimmed tops and rinse them well, checking for grit. Coarsely chop radish tops and set aside. Cut radishes lengthwise in half and place in a medium bowl. Add 1½ tablespoons olive oil and toss thoroughly to coat. Place radishes, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheet; sprinkle lightly with coarse salt. Roast until radishes are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes. Season to taste with more coarse kosher salt, if desired.

2. Melt butter in a heavy small skillet over medium-high heat. Add pinch of coarse kosher salt to skillet and cook until butter browns, swirling skillet frequently to keep butter solids from burning, about 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in fresh lemon juice.

3. Transfer roasted radishes to warmed shallow serving bowl and drizzle brown butter over. Sprinkle with chopped radish tops and serve.

Grilled Spring Onions with Lemon & Thyme

This recipe elevates spring salad onions from garnish to stunning side dish.

Ingredients:
4-6 spring onions, rinsed and trimmed of roots and tough outer ends
1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Heat grill to high. Place onions on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil to coat. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon over the top then sprinkle with the pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Toss again to spread out the seasonings.

2. Grill onions until the whites are soft and the tops go brown. Remove from the grill and squeeze a little more lemon juice over top and garnish with the thyme.

Herb-Roasted Cauliflower

Seasoned with parsley, garlic and lemon, this incredibly easy cauliflower recipe is a keeper.

Ingredients:
4-5 cups cauliflower florets
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs of your choice, such as parsley, salad burnet and thyme
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Place the cauliflower florets in a large roasting pan. Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower, and season with the garlic, fresh herbs, salt and pepper.

2. Place the roasting pan in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes until cauliflower begins to brown in spots, stirring occasionally to ensure even roasting. Remove from the oven and drizzle with lemon juice, tossing to coat; serve immediately while still warm.

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