Sunday, March 27, 2011

Grilled Asparagus

Here is a great way to "spring up" your cuisine.  Asparagus is a great side on it's own, or it is a great addition to any pasta.  The possibilities are truly endless.  This is my favorite way to prepare them for whatever it may be that I am doing with them.  May it be for a recipe that calls for cooked asparagus, or to accompany some salmon.  No matter what I always grill mine just like this.

1 bundle of fresh asparagus spears (rinsed/ dried)
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt/ fresh cracked pepper

-Preheat grill to a medium heat.  Meanwhile, holding the center and the cut end of the asparagus, bend to snap off dried-out end (it will naturally break at this point); discard ends.  Create a make-shift pan out of aluminum foil and evenly spread out spears.  Drizzle with e.v.o. and heavily season with salt/ pepper.  Roll them around to evenly coat, returning them to an even spread.  Grill on the top rack for about 20 minutes, while occasionally rolling them around for even cooking.  Serves 4-6.  Enjoy!


  1. I love Asparagus. I might have to throw a little garlic in though!! Thanks :)

  2. I use Mrs Fields on mine.. Very tasty that way

  3. Anonymous- I recently just tried McCormick's Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning on some asparagus and it was amazing! (I use that stuff on everything now). I will try some Mrs. Fields on my next bundle :) Thanks for the idea!

  4. Ellie- Sorry I missed your above comment about the garlic :( Try what I mentioned above with some of the McCormick's seasoning on it. I have a inkling that we have a very similar style of eating and cooking by your other posts......GOOD!