Grilled Asparagus

Happy National Eat Your Veggies Day! 

Starting from next Tuesday, It’s officially summer, meaning my favorite season of Spring is ending. I’ve visited so many places to admire the beauty of the spring view, and of course I enjoyed a lot of yummy fresh fruits and veggies. 

 

Asparagus is a perfect example. Just grilling and sprinkling a pinch of salt on them makes a perfect side dish. Here in California, its peak season is May but I’m not too late. Today, I’d like to share my favorite ways of cooking grilled asparagus. 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Grilled Asparagus…with your choice of seasoning!

grilled asparagus

<Ingredients>

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  • ½ bunch of asparagus – trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • Your choice of seasoning

 

<Directions>

  1. Pour olive oil in a pan and bring it to high heat.
  2. Add apsara and cook until the asparagus gets a little charred.
  3. Pour water and close the lid to steam cook.
  4. When water is boiled, season them with your favorite flavor. Enjoy!

 

<Recommended Seasoning Combo>

 

<My Story with Asparagus and Question for You>

When I was a kid, I’d only seen canned white asparagus and it was one of the vegetables I avoided to be in my mouth. My mom wasn’t a big fan of canned vegetables, so luckily I stopped seeing them. After moving to the US, I started to see fresh green asparagus in the market and I finally tried them at one of the beach parties I attended. 

 

Wow, they were so good! I remember the flavor combo was the second one above(butter and soy sauce,) and I think I ate more asparagus than BBQ. Since then, asparagus has become one of the regular veggies on my dining table especially in Spring and early Summer. 

 

And, here is a question for you. When you think of asparagus, are they canned or fresh? Green or white? What combo do you come up with first? 

 

To me, fresh green asparagus is the perfect image of asparagus, but once my friend on Instagram said she never seen canned asparagus and seldom sees green one. I stopped seeing canned white asparagus after I came to the US, but I don’t see fresh white asparagus either. It must be interesting to know which one you think is the most familiar, so please let me know:)

 

<Other Yummy Veggie Dishes>

When it’s BBQ time, bring this for a side dish! Spicy Cilantro Coleslaw

spicy cilantro coleslaw

See the veggie avalanche! Enchiladas in Green Sauce

green enchilladas

Want some homegrown fresh veggies? Mung Bean Bean Sprouts 

homegrown bean sprouts namul

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Mimu says:

    Can i do the same with beans?

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi there, what kind of beans are you talking about? If I’m thinking it right, you mean with green strings beans? If so, definitely😋👍💕✨

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      1. Mimu says:

        Yes that’s what I meant, green beans. Asparagus is harder to find here. You know developing nation and what not

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Haha~ it doesn’t matter if you live in developing/developed country👍 The US supposed to be developed country but I really can’t find loquats in stores😵‍💫 the same thing can be said for some other produce too! As I visit someone’s cooking blog, I’d get super jealous for them to be able to enjoy those specific produce🤣😋🤤🥺

        Yes green beans definitely works too👍 When asparagus is expensive when it’s out of season, I cook green beans the same way as asparagus😋

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      3. Mimu says:

        I’ve never even heard of loquats 😂 We do get really good spices herw though and tea!

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      4. Tanooki says:

        Ahhh then you gotta be my spice teacher!😂👍✨💕 I’m not really familiar for how to use them just yet🤔

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      5. Mimu says:

        😂 😂 Anytime! We can be the spice girls 😂

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      6. Tanooki says:

        Haha~~~ love that!😂🙌 We gotta pick our theme song…maybe “spice up your life”?(gotta check their song first…I only know wannabe)🤣🤣🤣

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      7. Mimu says:

        Hahahaha! Done and done!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yesss! I miss my spring memory with asparagus already😂

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  2. M. Lee Keena says:

    Fresh veggies. always for me. I like asparagus marinated in olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. I usually grill it till the stalks are tender.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh marinating them sounds so good!😍
      Hmm, I don’t think I marinated asparagus before but it’s so tempting…I think I should try it🤤 Thank you for inspiration❤️

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      1. M. Lee Keena says:

        You are welcome 🙂

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  3. I grew up on a farm and we had asparagus that grew every year in the same spots in the ditches of the gravel roads that went by our place. We did not allow herbicide to be sprayed so we could pick it wild. We had it on toast with a hollandaise sauce.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh wow how lucky you were to enjoy those wild asparagus👀✨ And with hollandaise sauce sounds very yummy too🤤
      I bet you didn’t stop by to get some candy bars on the way back to home when you were a kid…You already knew fancy snack was waiting for you😂👍✨

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  4. elvira797mx says:

    Delicious! Love asparagus! Thank’s for share,Tanooki.
    An excellent option! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Elvira

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Livia❤️
      Enjoy your weekend too👍💕✨

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, Tanooki.❤️
        Great weekend too 👍💕✨
        Elvira☺️

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      2. elvira797mx says:

        Keep cooking! 👍🙏🏻
        Elvira ☺️

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  5. Livia says:

    I’ve never eaten canned asparagus, only fresh ones, so I can’t say anything about the taste of canned ones. 🤔
    In Germany, we usually had the big, white one. I liked the heads but not so much the rest of it. Preferably with a sauce hollandaise, boiled salty potatoes and cooked ham.
    In Italy, we almost only had the green one. I thinks its flavor is much stronger than the white one, and, as far as the taste is concerned, I like the whole plant, not just the tops. We often roasted the asparagus in Italy, often wrapped in bacon. That one tastes great even without much seasoning.

    I think I could buy the green one here in Indonesia, but it would be imported and pretty expensive. So unfortunately, it’s just not worth it. 😞

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  6. johnrieber says:

    My all-time favorite way to eat asparagus, sprinkled with sea salt!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes! Simple is the best💚

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  7. Kally says:

    Looks really good!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear Kally!

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  8. alisendopf says:

    Yum! I think this is by far the best way to eat asparagus.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear❤️

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