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How to Grill Asparagus on the Grill

Learning how to grill asparagus? What is the secret to grilling asparagus on the grill? Here are some great tips for grilling asparagus.

If you employ a little patience and do it right, grilling asparagus spears can be a great nutritious summer time treat.

How to Grill Asparagus on the Grill: Getting Things Ready

When getting things together for grilling asparagus, the first thing you need is some fresh asparagus. You will need some butter or olive oil. Of course you will need a grill. As far as spices, many people like asparagus with salt and black pepper. Asparagus takes on spices very well and you are free to add whatever you prefer. Some spices that are found to go expectionally well with asparagus are cumin, garlic, thyme and oregano.

How to Grill Asparagus on the Grill: Picking Out and Storing Your Fresh Asparagus

When picking out asparagus for grilling, freshness is the key. When asparagus begins to lose freshness it quickly loses flavor. You know asparagus is fresh when the stalks are firm and straight. Also the tips should be totally closed. When picking out asparagus for grilling, you should prefer the ones with fatter stalks.

They are easier to handle on the grill and will not fall through the grate as easily. Refrigerate  asparagus in a plastic bag with a wet paper towel wrapped around the lower part of the stalk. Asparagus will stay fresh in your refrigerator for three to four days.

How to Grill Asparagus on the Grill: Grilling Your Fresh Asparagus

One  plate or shallow dish, pour in melt some butter or some olive oil. Add spices spices to the butter or oil and roll the asparagus spears in the mixture. If you have time leave them in the mixture for about 20 minutes while covered with a paper towel so they can soak up the mixture. Individually place the asparagus spears on the grill.

Be sure to place them in way so they will not slip through the grate. The spears should not be over a direct flame or high heat. After the about four minutes on each side, the asparagus should become pliable. When the stalks start to become soft, they are done. Set the asparagus aside for a while to cool and reabsorb the juices.
Hope you enjoyed learning how to grill asparagus!

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