• TO DRINK: Mooiplaas Sauvignon Blanc 2007: flavours of tropical fruit, asparagus and figs work with this delicate dish.

    Grilled asparagus with hemp oil

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 15 mins


    • 16 fresh asparagus spears
    • pinch of salt
    • 60ml (¼ cup) oil (we used hemp oil)
    • 60ml (¼ cup) butter, melted
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed



    Spread the asparagus on a baking tray, season with the salt and drizzle with the oil. Toss until well coated. Heat the oven grill.


    Thread the asparagus onto skewers and grill for 3 minutes on either side.


    Combine the butter and garlic, then drizzle this over the asparagus and serve with trimmings of your choice, such as roast onion, garlic and tomatoes.