Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Simply Asparagus

Broiled Asparagus. Notice how the color brightens,
and the few seared spots.
Asparagus is one of those wonderful vegetables that I could enjoy for dessert - I love it so much. And, I tend to think simple preparation is the best. It is wonderful grilled over charcoal, but that's not an option for us (our firecode forbids grilling) - so this is how I like it best. This is also a great option when it's too chilly for grilling.

Simply Asparagus

Wash the desired amount of Asparagus, and holding the base, bend it sharply and snap the end off off (the woody part breaks off this way, leaving the tender part).

Towel dry and lay on a rimmed cookie sheet.
Try to keep it in a single layer as much as possible,
so that it broils instead of steaming.

Asparagus before Broiling - notice that the color is not as bright.
Spray with a bit of Olive Oil.

Salt & Pepper lightly.

Slide pan of Asparagus onto the top shelf of your oven, and turn on the broiler. Check it every few minutes, and take it out when tiny seared spots start appearing, and color brightens (see picture). This doesn't take long - roughly 5 to 10 minutes.

Enjoy immediately.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Anna and nice to meet another Anna! Happy Great Lent to you and I am loving your no-nonsense blog!

    1. I'm loving your blog, too : )

      Anna's a great name!

      Hope you're having a lovely Lent (I have to admit to enjoying Lent with all its vegan offerings)

  2. Oh YES! One of my FAVES! Just like Brussels Sprouts, too! VERY nice!

    1. I didn't even think of Brussels Sprouts -but they're great this way too : ) So much better grilled or broiled than steamed!

  3. I shared the following post on my personal training and frugal Facebook page: I will be making this simple asparagus recipe but grilling it this Sunday. The hubby and my twin will have a Game of Thrones and Vikings viewing party.

    1. Thanks a bunch for sharing : )
      Hope you have a great party & everyone enjoys the treats! (I live under a rock, and had to google your movie titles!)

  4. mmmmmmmmmmm i love asparagus :D

  5. they DO look so beautiful after broiling! ♥ I will have to get more now that it's in season!!!


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