Yesterday Claire Thomas showed us around her home and her favorite place in LA- the farmer’s market. Today she’s sharing the perfect recipe for summer meals. Eat it with a simple salad for a weeknight dinner or grill next to steaks for the ideal outdoor supper party. Quick, simple, and delicious is exactly how this California girl cooks on her blog, The Kitchy Kitchen, her nationally syndicated show on ABC, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas, and in her cookbook out next year. Time to fire up the grill!

Grilled Asparagus with Chili and Truffle Oil
For 2-3

1 bunch asparagus (thicker stalks work best)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon truffle oil
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
salt and pepper

Chop the woody tough part of the asparagus off (the bottom inch or two), and dress with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill over high heat until marked up, but not totally blackened (about 4-5 minutes total). Immediately drizzle with truffle oil and sprinkle on the chili flakes and parm. Toss together with your hands and serve.