Spring is here!
Well, I think it is anyway. It’s kind of hard to tell here in the Pacific Northwest. At least if you are using sunny, warm days as an indicator of Spring.
While the sky has been mostly gray and cloudy the last couple of weeks, funny things are popping up at farmers markets and the grocery store. Things like asparagus, strawberries, spring onions, fava beans and even fiddlehead ferns. I even thought I saw some real baby carrots but I may have had my winter coat buttoned too tight (insert sarcasm).
The good news is that even if the weather won’t cooperate, the harvest is. Asparagus are everywhere right now and taste amazing! This is a simple technique that is hard to mess up and unbelievably delicious!
Three simple ingredients (I even counted kosher salt as an ingredient), a grill and 5 minutes are all you need for perfect grilled asparagus every time.
- Yes, I am the nutcase who has an asparagus plate. Don’t judge.
- If you don’t have a grill or feel like turning it on, use the broiler in your oven.
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Perfect Grilled Asparagus
- 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed and peeled
- non stick cooking spray
- kosher salt
Trim 1" off the end of each asparagus spear (or until the hard white part is gone).
Carefully peel the lower third of each spear, taking care not to use too much pressure as the spears can easily break.
Spray spears with non stick cooking spray, toss and spray again so that they are evenly coated. Lightly sprinkle with kosher salt.
Cook on a medium hot grill for 2 to 3 minutes each side. Remove, serve immediately and Enjoy!
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Andrea Hoeft says
Looks delicious. Now I want an asparagus plate!
Bed, Bath and Beyond 😉
Mmmm LOVE me some grilled asparagus! I sprinkle them with a touch of garlic powder and a drizzle of balsamic as well!
I love the addition of the balsamic vinegar – I’ll try that next time!
Katherine Martinelli says
I love this time of year and the produce available! Especially recipes like this that really let the vegetable shine. This looks delicious!
Hi Katherine – Thanks for stopping by!
This is such a great time of year for fresh produce…the asparagus looks fantastic! I’ll have to get the grill out and start grilling…I have missed it!
One of the nice things about living here is that we can grill pretty much year round but I am most excited about grilling with Spring and Summer veggies!
Yum! Grilling makes everything taste amazing!
Seriously! Thanks for stopping by!
How come you peel the bottom? I have never done that! My 3.5 year old used to love asparagus but now won’t touch it 🙁 My 1 year old however, gobbles it up so I am back to cooking it! Thanks for the recipe!
Sharon, it makes them so tender! Try it and let me know what you think. My absolute favorite restaurant in NYC only served asparagus peeled like that. Kids are crazy with their food issues lol.
Cindy @ Once Upon a Loaf says
I LOVE asparagus! I’m the only one in my family who does, so I need you to come have some with me! I’m picking some up at the store tomorrow and going for it. Thanks for this!
How can anyone NOT like asparagus?? Enjoy Cindy!