Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston (life is too short to live here), texas
OK, I have always been a fan of asparagus and grew up eating them from a can. It was a rare treat because mom said they were expensive. And to be honest, I don't EVER remember seeing fresh asparagus in the grocery store while I was growing up.
My sis told me to try grilling fresh asparagus, so I did. All I can say is OMG! They are awesome. I was eating them as fast as I could pull them off the grill.
Pick fresh asparagus that still have green tips (not brown, purple, etc). Trim the last 2" or so off the bottom of the stalk. Put them on a piece of heavy aluminum foil, spray them with some olive oil, season them per your taste (salt and pepper work just fine), and grill them for about 5-8 minutes. Leave the foil open. If you close them up you will just steam them.
After a few minutes, they will start to get darker and have some grill marks on them. Take a couple off the grill and sample them. Make sure you put plenty of them on the grill, because you will probably sample them into oblivion!
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