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Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan & Garlic

Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan & Garlic

Grilled asparagus has been one of my go-to veggies for years now. It’s easy, it’s tasty, it’s good for you. Just toss with some garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and throw it on the grill. Unless you really char the heck out of them, you can’t go wrong.
Parmesan Garlic Grilled Asparagus by Eve Fox, the Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013

My friend, Lynn, suggested adding Parmesan so I gave it a shot and, as you might have guessed, it’s even better this way (though you can clearly skip the cheese if you’re looking for a great vegan side dish.)

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Asparagus by Eve Fox, the Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013

You’ve got the partly sweet, partly savory, nearly impossible to define but very tasty (unless you’re Japanese and then you apparently call it “umami”) asparagus flavor and the garlic plus a little bit of salty, rich, melty cheese. It is GOOD.

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Asparagus by Eve Fox, the Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013

And don’t forget that it’s super easy. At this point in our lives, it has to be super easy or I can’t make it. Is it obvious that I’m longing to have hours to spend cooking in a spotless kitchen (possibly an all-white kitchen because this is a fantasy and someone else would be cleaning it) in blissful silence, without my beloved and wonderful but incredibly demanding, messy and noisy little boys at my feet (or on my back as is often the case during these times of teething)?


Parmesan Garlic Grilled Asparagus by Eve Fox, the Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013

Hope these asparagus put a smile on your face and a yum in your tum.

Grilled Asparagus With Garlic & Parmesan Cheese
Serves 4 as a side dish

Ingredients

*1 bunch asparagus
* 2 garlic cloves, peeled and pressed or minced
* 3 Tbsps grated Parmesan cheese (you can also use Romano, locatelli, etc.; any salty, hard cheese would work)
* 2-3 Tbsps olive oil
* Sea salt to taste
* Black pepper to taste

Directions

1. Wash the asparagus and snap the woody ends off (you’ll feel where you should snap when you bend them a bit) and place them in a large bowl. Preheat the grill and give it a good scrape to clean it.

2. While the grill is heating up, toss the asparagus with all the other ingredients until well-coated.

3. Lower the flame to medium and lay the asparagus spears crosswise to avoid dropping any through the grill. Cover and grill for about 5 minutes, turning often to prevent them from burning. Grilling times will depend somewhat on how powerful your grill is and also on the size of the asparagus.

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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmers’ markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.

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4:23AM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

Refreshing choice

5:58PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

yummy!

11:28PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Super delicious. I saved the recipe to my Recipe file.

6:17PM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

6:46AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

thanks

6:29AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

Thank you Eve, for Sharing this!

2:31AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

great! thanx...

11:00PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

yuck, i rather starve then eat that

9:36PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Just wanted another look, want to make this again as this is delicious.

3:17PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

had grilled asparagus last night. So very good!

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