Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Grilling up Asparagus
Growing up in the Central Valley, I learned to love asparagus. This stalky plant grows as individual steams off a crown of roots underground and each crown can yielf stalks for 20 years! Pickled, fried, and steamed are all treatments that I enjoy. However in the hot summer months, there is nothing I love more as a side dish than asparagus prepared on the grill.
I prepare my asparagus in foil packets where I put the spears and the seasoning. My friends love it when I just drizzle a delicious balsamic over the spears:
However when I have a french fry craving, I sprinkle a little sea salt and chili powder over them:
Fold up the packets and grill. Depending on the heat of the grill and how firm you like your asparagus, you are looking at three to twenty minutes on the barbie.
Easy? Yup. Delicious? Yup. So delicious I ate them all before remembering to take a final product picture :o)
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