The intense heat of the grill or broiler caramelizes the natural sugars in scallions
as they cook, making them exquisitely sweet and tender. Toasted sesame oil
gives them a special nutty flavor. Serve these whole as a delicious side dish or
slice them for garnish to enhance the rest of your meal.
Serves 2

8 scallions, greens trimmed to 5 inches, cut in half lengthwise
Toasted sesame oil
Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Preheat the broiler or lightly oiled grill to medium high heat. Arrange the
    scallions on a shallow baking sheet or a piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Pour a little toasted sesame oil into a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to
    completely coat the scallions with a thin layer of oil. Season with salt and pepper.
    Place the scallions under the broiler or on the grill and broil until they are golden
    brown on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes.