Recipe by Mindy Neugebauer
"A quick way to dazzle up your asparagus for grilling. It offers great flavoring with inexpensive items usually found in the home."
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fresh asparagus, trimmed
olive oil, or more if needed
lemon juice, or more if needed
salt and ground black pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
Am giving your tasty recipe a four star rating. Would have given it a five had you punched up the flavor by marinating the asparagus first.
To marinate: Place the asparagus in a shallow baking dish, triple the lemon juice and olive oil, drizzle over the asparagus and marinate at room temperature for one hour, turning about three or four times. Then drain off the marinade and toss with the parmesan to coat. Be sure to use fresh Parmesan instead of the jarred type that has added salt and chemicals to keep it from lumping during storage.
If your grill doesn't have a grill plate use two bamboo skewers instead of one to thread asparagus spears for easy turning and to help keep the asparagus from slipping through the bars. Heck, whether you have a grill plate or not use the skewers for easy turning ;-)
If you're a garlic and lemon flavor lover add one teaspoon of minced garlic to the lemon and oil marinade.
Nice easy - fast recipe. We love grilled asparagus. I like garlic but not everyone does. I used a grill topper so the asparagus didn't fall through the grates . This is a great spring treat.
add crumbled bacon and it is awesome
This an excellent way to cook veggies. I do it in the oven on a sheet pan lined with foil under the broiler. It works with Asparagus, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Potatoes, etc. This is a basic procedure in my kitchen. I use this for stews, soups and pasta sauces. It adds a wonderful flavor to any dish or just by itself as a side dish. Try it you'll like it!
I make asparagus on the grill often but I've never cooked it directly on the grate. This was fun to make! After coating them with the olive oil and lemon juice I seasoned them with fresh cracked pepper and smoked sea salt. I turned them as they cooked and I liked the appealing charred look they took on, while still maintaining their crisp/tender texture. I don't care for Parmesan on asparagus myself, so I didn't taste this - but judging by Mrs. Spunky's dinner plate this must have been pretty good.
This recipe is similar to how I always make my roasted asparagus. I always wait to add the parmesan cheese at the end when they are done along with some more lemon juice drizzled over! Also while roasting or grilling, add in some chopped garlic, yumm.
I had never made grilled asparagus. I made this recipe exactly as written. Grilling asparagus gives it a different taste. We enjoyed it very much, but I felt that something was missing. Next time I will put some garlic on it being careful not to burn it and making it bitter. Thanks for the recipe.
DE-LIC-I-OUS! So simple and so tasty. I used bottled lemon juice, but look forward to using fresh lemon juice next time. I'm already planning next week's menu around having this as a side at LEAST once. THANKS, for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grilled Lemon Parmesan Asparagus
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 75
** Calories from Fat: 44
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