Ladies & Gentlemen, start your grills! Okay, grilled asparagus is so simple it barely needs a recipe but a lot of people forget about the wonders a grill does for our favorite spring vegetable. Here is a quick and different way to enjoy those tender green stalks.
What you need:
1 pound fresh asparagus
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt (use salt according to taste)
Coat each spear with olive oil by placing clean, dry spears in a resealable plastic bag, pour in the oil, and massage spears to coat each one. Sprinkle with salt and massage again. Leave the asparagus in the bag until ready to cook.
Place on the cooking grate crosswise so it won't fall through. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes (depending on the size and thickness of the stalks), turning occasionally to expose all sides to the heat. Asparagus should begin to brown in spots (indicating that its natural sugars are caramelizing) but should not be allowed to char.
Remove from grill and serve immediately—eating spears with your fingers enhances the experience. Thanks to girlsatthegrill.com for this fantastic recipe