Grilled asparagus with olive oil, lemon & parmesan

Grilled Asparagus

Serves 4

  • 2 big handfuls asparagus, about 800g

  • 1 squeeze lemon juice

  • olive oil

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 block Parmesan, for grating

You will need to wash 2 big handfuls or 800g of whichever kind of asparagus you're using, with their woody ends snipped off.



This is a great combination. Parmesan, olive oil and lemon are wonderful with asparagus. Heat a large griddle pan and dry-griddle the asparagus spears on both sides until nicely marked. As soon as they're ready, put them on to four plates and dress with a good squeeze of lemon juice and three times as much olive oil. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, then take a block of Parmesan to the table and either grate or shave some over the asparagus wtih a speed peeler.

Nutritional Information

Grilled asparagus with olive oil, lemon & parmesan

Simply delicious and really quick

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Throwing beautiful asparagus on the griddle really makes the most of their incredible flavour
Serves 4
20m
Super easy
Method

There are many different types of asparagus available these days – thick ones, thin ones, baby, green, wild, white and even absolutely huge ones! Apart from their visual appeal, the real difference between them is their taste. They range from firm and nutty to soft and silky. Here's one of my favourite ways of cooking asparagus to serve as a side dish or starter.

You will need to wash 2 big handfuls or 800g of whichever kind of asparagus you're using, with their woody ends snipped off.

This is a great combination. Parmesan, olive oil and lemon are wonderful with asparagus. Heat a large griddle pan and dry-griddle the asparagus spears on both sides until nicely marked. As soon as they're ready, put them on to four plates and dress with a good squeeze of lemon juice and three times as much olive oil. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, then take a block of Parmesan to the table and either grate or shave some over the asparagus wtih a speed peeler.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 170 9%
  • Carbs 4.2g 2%
  • Sugar 3.9g 4%
  • Fat 12.3g 18%
  • Saturates 2.9g 15%
  • Protein 8.5g 19%
Of an adult woman's guideline daily amount

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