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I'm looking for a tasty, healthy way to grill asparagus. Mine is always bland.

asked by Pamela731 over 5 years ago

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pierino

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added over 5 years ago

One way to add flavor to grilled asparagus is to grill them over real lump charcoal (not briquettes or gas). Mix the juice of one lemon into about 1/2 cup olive oil to use as a baste. You might chop up some fresh basil and work that into the baste. And don't forget the salt. One of the easiest ways to achieve bland vegetables is neglecting salt.

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fiveandspice

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added over 5 years ago

I would go with pierino's suggestion to check the salt. I find my asparagus often needs a bit more salt than I expect in order to make its flavor pop.

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ChefJune

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added over 5 years ago

Since I have no outdoor space for grilling, my asparagus generally gets done in a saute pan on the stove. I pit about 1/4 cup water in the pan, and some olive oil and butter in equal amounts. When I put the asparagus in the pan, then I add coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper (and sometimes fresh lemon zest as well). When I remove the asparagus to a serving dish, I spritz generously with fresh lemon juice and add a pat of salted butter.

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aargersi

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added over 5 years ago

I do the same - olive oil, salt, and lemon. I get the fattest ones I can find and shave the stems, and I grill on HOT so that it gets a bit of char without being overcooked. And - parmesan to serve because parmesan makes everything better!!!

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HalfPint

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added over 5 years ago

I do something similar. Toss with a little bit of flavored oil, usually garlic or meyer lemon flavored, some pepper. Grill them on high until slightly charred. Then take off the grill and shave a little bit of pecorino romano cheese with a microplane over the hot asparagus. I don't add salt because the romano is plenty salty and have a nice flavor too.

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