Simple Grilled Asparagus

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Simple Grilled Asparagus

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About This Recipe

Yield:serves 4
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: The Food Lab: All About Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and peeled (if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon (optional)

Procedures

  1. 1

    Toss asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place over a grill preheated to high heat and cook, turning occasionally, until well-charred and tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a large plate, drizzle with remaining olive oil, sprinkle with lemon (if desired), and serve immediately.

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