Grilled Asparagus

May 8, 2019

When it’s nice out, we love to grill! Those grill marks add SO. MUCH. FLAVOR. And can make pretty much any green vegetable feel like less of a chore. 

For perfect grilled asparagus every time:

  1. Let your grill (or grill pan) preheat. You want it HOT, so that you hear a sizzle as soon as the asparagus hits the grate. This is where that char comes to play. 
  2. Cut off the woody ends. Trim the bottom inch or so off each spear. It’s the part that tends to be super tough. 
  3. Season your asparagus generously. 
  4. Be patient. If the stalks are pretty big, they might take longer to cook. The asparagus is ready when you can easily pierce the middle with a fork. 

What should you serve with this? Literally anything. Bottom line: Grilled asparagus tastes good with pretty much everything. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • asparagus, stalks trimmed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sometimes I wrap in foil (like a tent) instead of placing directly on the grill. You can add any seasoning you like, get creative! Add some garlic, butter, lemon, pretty much anything!

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Toss asparagus lightly in oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill, turning occasionally, until tender and charred, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. ENJOY!

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