Jennifer Tyler Lee’s Broiled Asparagus

This month’s TasteMaker, Jennifer Tyler Lee, is all about getting kids to eat healthier, be it her own little ones or with her healthy-eating card game for kids, Crunch a Color™. She has a fair amount of first-hand experience feeding and cooking for kids, so I asked her to share one of her sure-fire recipes as part of her TasteMakers TakeAway. She immediately sent over this broiled asparagus that’s low effort yet high enough payoff that kids and adults alike will be well fed.

Broiled Asparagus with Ginger-Soy Glaze Recipe

  • Makes: 6 to 8 servings
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Hands-On Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 pounds pencil-thin asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon clover honey
  • Juice from one lime (about 1 tablespoon)


Heat oven to broil setting and arrange a rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

Meanwhile, snap off the ends of the asparagus then toss to coat with the oil and a pinch of salt. Spread asparagus in one layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil asparagus until charred and easily pierced with a sharp knife, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together remaining ingredients until smooth. When asparagus is done, add half of the soy mixture to the baking sheet and toss to coat the asparagus evenly. Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with remaining glaze, and serve.

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