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Grilling asparagus - the best tips & tricks

When grilling asparagus, you should note that the cooking time depends on the type of asparagus: white asparagus generally takes a little longer on the grill than green asparagus. Also, be sure to use oils that are suitable for high temperatures, such as refined canola or olive oil.

 

Prepare asparagus for grilling

Green asparagusis best for grilling because of its thin, tender sticks. Wash the stalks, cut off the woody ends and brush the asparagus stalks with a little oil.

White asparagus you should also peel. The best way to shorten the grilling time is to pre-cook it. To do this, blanch the peeled asparagus for a few minutes in boiling water, drain it well and then coat it with oil.

 

How can I grill asparagus?

With or without a marinade - if you grill asparagus directly on the grid, it gets a nice, intense roasted aroma. Make sure, however, that there is enough distance from the embers so as not to burn the sticks. It is best to place the bars on the edge and not in the middle of the grate.Our tip: Put 4-6 sticks on two kebab skewers. This prevents the asparagus from slipping through the grid, and can simply be placed on the grill and turned.

When choosing a suitable grill mat, aluminum grill tray or aluminum foil should only be a second choice, because acid and salt can dissolve aluminum from the material. Are a health and environmentally friendly alternative thin slabs of soapstone or slate. The simplest alternative: the Asparagus in baking paper wrap.

 

How long do you have to grill asparagus?

Green asparagus takes about 5-10 minutes on the grill. White, raw asparagus needs depending on the thickness of the stalksat least 15 minutes cook on the wire rack. He still needs blanched about 10 minutesuntil it is done. You should turn the bars regularly. A cooking test in between will help you cook the vegetables al dente. To do this, you simply poke the bars with a fork - the asparagus should be soft but still firm to the bite.

You can then season the finished asparagus as you like. We like it simple with salt, pepper or a little herb butter. But of course, classic hollandaise also tastes great with it!

 

Can you grill asparagus in the oven?

Sure, of course! In bad weather, you can grill asparagus in the oven. Green asparagus is best for this.That's how it's done: Preheat the grill. Wash the asparagus and cut off the woody ends. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the asparagus on top. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. For Roast under the hot grill for 5-7 minutes, turn once.

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