Jun 20 2014
There are lots of ways to cook asparagus, but of all of them, simple roasted asparagus is probably my favourite. And in the summertime, taking them outside and throwing them on the grill is my most favourite of all. But if you’ve ever tried to do it, you’ve probably noticed the same thing I did. That those grill slots are the perfect size for asparagus spears to fall down and get incinerated by the flames. So, how do you get smoky roasted asparagus that has only been kissed by flames, and not eaten up by them? For this my friend, skewers are your answer.
1 bunch asparagus $4.99
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the grill $0.10
Total cost $5.11
Cost per serving $1.27
1.) If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least half an hour before placing them on the grill. I find that the exposed ends will still get burned up even with a soaking, so I like to fold aluminium foil around the ends of mine.
2.) Heat an outdoor grill to medium heat on both sides and brush the grill with oil so the asparagus doesn’t stick. Close the lid and allow it to come up to temperature. Meanwhile, skewer the asparagus onto each of the skewers. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3.) Place the skewered asparagus onto the grill and cook for a couple of minutes. Flip, and cook other side for another few minutes, until asparagus has some char marks on it and has begun to soften.
4.) Remove asparagus from heat and turn grill off. Asparagus can be left on the skewers, or removed to a platter.
5.) Serve and enjoy!