Grilling in a skillet on the Grill | BBQ or roasting in the oven is a quick, healthy and flavourful way to cook asparagus.
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WASH, cut the woody ends off the Asparagus Spears
COAT spears rub very lightly with a little olive oil + sprinkle of salt. HEAT skillet or your grill | BBQ
COOK asparagus for 2-3 mins each side – depending on how thick your spears are. They should have a nice colour to them with a little al dente bite.
WOODY END = base of asparagus where it is cut from the plant. This part can get tough “woody” depending on when the asparagus was cut. Usually, it is about 1″ | 2.5cm; cut a piece off a spear and bite it.
BEND & SNAP rule – where you hold the base and bend the top and where it “snaps” off is the part you eat and discard the rest – this sometimes works but more often than not, you can waste some good asparagus, try it and take a nibble of the stem end where it snapped and see each spear can be different too…
SEASONAL – ASPARAGUS is a healthy springtime vegetable
SAVE the woody ends – use to make a flavourful stock for seasonal dishes like Asparagus Risotto.