Cajun Grilled Asparagus
1 pound asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup coarse kosher or sea salt 3 tablespoons sweet paprika 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons ground thyme 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon white pepper 2 teaspoons ground dried sage 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Snap off tough ends of asparagus; rinse and dry. Create asparagus rafts by placing 4 or 5 stalks side by side, facing the same direction. Skewer the asparagus crosswise together using toothpicks or small wooden skewers. (This will prevent the asparagus from falling between the bars of the grill grate.) Make Cajun Rub by mixing all ingredients together. Brush both sides of asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle to taste with Cajun Rub. Grill asparagus about 2 to 4 minutes per side.
Makes 4 servings.