How I Cook Asparagus: Grill it
I never liked asparagus until I learned how to cook it the way I like most of my vegetables: grilled. This is a delicious recipe by the way and it will make you feel like you're successfully adulting.
And this dish will make you feel like you're having dinner in a fancy steakhouse. Have you eaten at a fancy steakhouse? They serve the tastiest vegetables. I don't know if it's because the chefs roll the vegetables around in steak grease before cooking them or what.
I've been grilling a lot of asparagus this month--April--because we're having a mild spring so I've been grilling at a rate usually only reserved for June and July in Maine.
And asparagus has been pretty cheap at the grocery. I think I've been getting it for as low as $1.99 a pound. Although it shot back up to $2.99 a pound this weekend.
- Prepare the spears.
2. Light a charcoal or gas grill to medium heat. Medium heat means different things to different people so don't walk away from the spears once you have them on the grill. Be sure to grab a serving dish and have tongs with you when you start grilling.
3. Carefully, without burning any flesh, place the a spears on the grill.
Grill for two to three minutes then carefully flip using tongs and perhaps a spatula. Grill for two to three minutes more or until spears are lightly charred and crisp-tender. Remove from grill, sprinkle with sea salt and serve.
Tell me in the comments how you like to make asparagus.