Grilled Fresh Asparagus
- Yield 6 to 8 servings
- Prep 5 mins
- Cook 5 mins
You know spring has sprung not when the robin sings but when the asparagus gathers on the market tables.
Grilling brings out a sweet nuttiness natural to asparagus and attributed to its high content of the heart-healthy fiber inulin.
- 2 pounds asparagus
- Olive oil
- Extra pork marinade from Grilled Pork Tenderloin, if using as an accompaniment.
- Prepare the grill.
- Snap off tough ends of asparagus and trim scales. Arrange spears in baking dish or heavy-duty zip-top bag; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Grill thin spears in a grill pan or basket; arrange thicker spears perpendicular to grates to prevent falling through. Cook 6 to 10 minutes, until slightly charred and crisp-tender. Serve with extra pork marinade.
Recipe by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, a.k.a. the BBQ Queens.