Asparagus and Country Bread with Anchovy Dressing
Why This Recipe Works
In search of an asparagus recipe that produced beautifully browned, caramelized asparagus, we found that grilling and broiling work best on thin to medium-thin asparagus—no more than 5/8 inch thick. When we tried spears any thicker, they burned on the surface before they had a chance to cook through. For broiling, keep the pan about 4 inches from the heating element to allow even cooking. For grilling, a medium fire serves best.