Rain still continues to be a menacing presence in this so-called summer of ours so I was not in the mood to grill in the rain. Roasting asparagus is so easy and all you need to do is brush hoisin sauce – a wonderful and very flavorful Chinese sauce on the asparagus, sprinkle sesame seeds on top and roast in a 425 degree oven or grill for 5-6 minutes or until cooked. Hoisin is made from fermented soybeans, garlic, vinegar, sugar and chilies although it is not a spicy sauce. I always roast veggies on foil for easier cleanup and green beans and broccoli are also great brushed with hoisin and roasted. Click here for recipe….