Sizzling Stalks: The Art of Grilling Asparagus

At Jack Cooper Custom Meats, we’re passionate about providing you with high-quality local meats to create a memorable mealtime for you and your loved ones. Helping you create those memories around your table includes offering tips on how to enhance the meal with additions like a popular fall staple: asparagus. Whether you’re wondering how long to grill asparagus or seeking ideas on seasoning your asparagus, we’ve got you covered.

Grilling Asparagus With or Without Olive Oil

Every grilled asparagus recipe starts with a choice – to use olive oil or not. A dash of olive oil can accentuate the natural flavors of the asparagus and give them a delectable sheen. But for those who prefer a more charred flavor, grilling asparagus without oil is the route to take.

Pro-Tip: Cook Time for Asparagus on the Grill

“How long to grill asparagus?” is a great question to ask when you’re aiming to grill the perfect addition to your meal. For a tender-crisp finish, grill your asparagus over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes per side. Turn the stalks occasionally for an even char. When their vibrant green hue deepens, you’ll know they’re ready for the plate.

A Perfect Pairing: What to Eat with Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus is tasty enough to stand alone, but pairing it with the right meat will accentuate its flavor. Our top picks to accompany your asparagus are a juicy ribeye or tender filet mignon. The robust flavor of the meat and earthy undertones of the asparagus will create a delightful combination for your next meal.

Other Tips for Cooking Asparagus on the Grill

  • Grill baskets to the rescue: To prevent your asparagus from slipping through the grill grates, a grill basket can be a lifesaver.
  • Seasoning Matters: While the allure of grilled asparagus recipes is that they are often simple, don’t shy away from experimenting with seasonings. A sprinkle of sea salt, cracked pepper, or even a lemon squeeze can elevate your dish.

With these tips for grilling asparagus in your back pocket, you’re ready to embark on your next culinary adventure. Here’s to more heartwarming meals and memories with Jack Cooper Custom Meats!

*Remember, the information provided in our blog post is a guideline for you to reference. They are not definitive rules and may not apply universally. Specific circumstances and preferences may vary. Always use your personal judgment and consult with professionals when necessary.


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