Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Real Restaurant Vegetable Recipe


Grilled Asparagus is perfect to accompany your chicken, beef, pork or fish or as part of a wonderful salad.

Asparagus is a star vegetable, especially during the Spring.

It is a delicious side dish or a wonderful addition to a fresh salad.

Asparagus is loaded with nutrients!

(My husband is "at it" again!)


Squeeze a little fresh lemon on top or when you have Parmesan cheese on hand, grate some over your freshly grilled asparagus as an extra treat. Yummy!

One of the good things about this asparagus recipe is that it is simple. This recipe is for a basic method for cooking asparagus. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Just be a little careful not to over-cook the asparagus. 




Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Real Restaurant Vegetable Recipe


Preparation time: 5-7 minutes. Serves 6 - 8 depending on portion desired.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 pound fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin olive oil if you have it)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate
  • Trim bottoms of asparagus (the woody part)
  • Place asparagus on a plate and lightly coat the spears with the oil (see note below)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Place asparagus on grill over high heat turning each spear occasionally for 3-4 minutes, or to desired tenderness ( Asparagus should begin to brown in spots )

Note: if you wish, soak some skewers for about 30 minutes in water. 

Then divide the asparagus into 6-8 bunches and thread 2 skewers crosswise through each bunch (see photo). Then brush asparagus with oil and season with kosher salt and pepper. The skewers make it easier to turn the asparagus.

Another Note: Want to serve asparagus but grilling outside is not an option?

Asparagus may also be grilled in a well-seasoned ridged grill pan over moderately high heat (see picture).

Serve the asparagus immediately after removing from grill. Add a lemon wedge or sprinkle the top of the asparagus with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Enjoy your asparagus and the company of those you share it with!

Thanks for finding me!

Donna

Did you know? Asparagus is an extremely healthy little plant.  It contains quite a bit of calcium, zinc, magnesium, fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, chromium, and selenium.  It also contains good amounts of vitamin A, B6, C, E, and K.





                      (Stop it, husband! Not that kind of spear!)