Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Have you ever had grilled asparagus?
We used to spear our asparagus spears (how is that for confusing terminology?) on a metal kabob skewer as shown in the photos. However, we recently acquired a slim grilling basket that make the task even easier as you don't have to slide the asparagus onto the skewers, but just lay them inside the basket in a single layer.
In either case the asparagus are lightly brushed with olive oil and tossed on the grill. (Larger spears are peeled and the woody ends cut off first.) Cook them until they just start to show signs of blackening, being flipped halfway through and brushing with oil as needed. Its usually about five minutes per side. Remove from grill and season with salt and pepper to taste. Easy-peasy and quite fast, too.