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Simple Grilled Asparagus
About This Recipe
|Active time:||10 minutes|
|Total time:||10 minutes|
|This recipe appears in:||The Food Lab: All About Asparagus|
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and peeled (if desired)
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lemon (optional)
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. If desired, cut lemon in half and place cut side down on grill until charred, about 3 minutes. Transfer asparagus to a large plate, drizzle with remaining olive oil, sprinkle with lemon (if desired), and serve immediately.