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Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s delicious and beautiful, with its vibrant green color and pretty tips that look like flowers. Even my teenage son likes it, which is saying something! The best thing about asparagus is that it’s easy to prep and quick to cook. When they’re in season they’re supper affordable too. In this recipe, asparagus spears are simply seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper and grilled on a homemade tray. Make these grilled asparagus next time you barbeque, they’ll become one of your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

½ lb. Asparagus, about 12 spears, tough ends removed

1-2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ tsp. Coarse Salt, or to taste

Pinch of Black Pepper, or to taste

 

You will also need:

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

 

Trim the tough asparagus ends

Bend the asparagus spear, holding the bottom end and the middle. Apply a little pressure and the tough end should snap right off, discard the tough ends.

 

Build an aluminum foil tray

Cut a piece of aluminum foil that is large enough to fit all of the asparagus. Fold the edges a couple of times to form a sturdy rim.

Empty aluminum foil tray on a cutting board

 

Season the asparagus spears

Brush the aluminum tray with a little bit of the olive oil. Arrange the asparagus on the aluminum tray without overlapping. Brush the asparagus with the olive oil, roll them a little bit to get the olive oil on all sides. Sprinkle the asparagus with the salt and black pepper, again, rolling them back and forth a little to get the seasoning on all sides.

 

Cook the asparagus on the aluminum tray on a preheated grill, over low heat for approximately 10 minutes or until the desired tenderness is reached.

 

Serve the grilled asparagus with your favorite barbeque meal. Enjoy!

 


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