Simple Grilled Asparagus


Chef Jason K. Morse suggests serving this Simple Grilled Asparagus with a glass of white wine from a Colorado vineyard. There are several vineyards to choose from, so you have plenty of options. Check out this list from Colorado Wine:

1 bunch (about 12 ounces) fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
Seasoning spice blend, to taste
2 tablespoons honey
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Rinse and air dry asparagus and trim off woody ends. Place into a mixing bowl or aluminum disposable pan then lightly coat with oil and season to taste with seasoning blend. Mix well to ensure asparagus are fully coated with the seasoning and oil and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 

Heat grill to 550 to 600 degrees. Add the grilling pan and heat for 5 minutes. Lightly toss the asparagus again to coat once more then place the asparagus onto a perforated grill pan in a shallow layer and close the lid. (Chef’s tip: don’t over fill the grill pan or they will steam instead of grill.) Cook for 3 minutes and turn/toss the asparagus once to get more grill flavor on all sides, then cook for another 3 minutes. Open the lid and lightly baste with melted honey and allow to glaze for 1 minute. 

Remove the pan using a towel and tongs. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon. 

Recipe provided by Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., 5280 Culinary, LLC and Ace Hardware Grill Expert.