Japanese Asparagus Dengaku


Dengaku is a Japanese barbecue tradition that calls for grilling foods coated in a miso-based sauce. It also works great in the broiler. Choose asparagus that are not too thin—you want them to stay firm after broiling.

  • 4Servings


  • 4 tsp. white miso
  • 1 lb. asparagus, bottom ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. tahini
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup


1. Preheat broiler to high, and arrange asparagus on rimmed baking sheet.

2. Whisk together miso, lemon juice, tahini, and maple syrup in small bowl. Spoon or brush miso mixture over asparagus.

3. Broil asparagus 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender and speckled brown.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 55
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 166 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g