How to Grill Asparagus Easily
Author: Naufal - Saturday, 09 Jan 2016
Some people are wondering how to grill asparagus easily. Grilled asparagus is one of the favorite foods since asparagus is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. Asparagus is containing much nutrients and vitamins, such as: vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It also has high levels of fiber that is beneficial for losing weight, solving constipation, and preventing several kinds of serious disease. Some recent studies even show impressive results that asparagus is good for preventing cancer and heart disease. Besides its health benefits, asparagus is also popular for its delicacy.
There are three different types of asparagus, they are: green, white and purple. Green asparagus has stronger taste than white and purple. Purple asparagus tastes like a fruit. Meanwhile, white asparagus has milder taste. Although white asparagus tastes better than the two other types; scientists have found that white asparagus has lower nutrients. Among the three types, white asparagus is the most expensive since it is hard to produce.
It is better for cooking asparagus when it is still fresh. So, make sure that you don’t cook asparagus that has stayed in refrigerator for too long. In preparing asparagus, it doesn’t need to peel the outer skin. You just have to cut the bottom side and wash it thoroughly, to clean the soil. There are some ways of transforming asparagus into various delicious dishes. Some people choose eating raw asparagus for their salad, while others decide to sauté, steam, boil and stir-fry asparagus. Another good option is you can roast or even grill asparagus. If you are wondering the best way of grilling asparagus, here are some ways of how to grill asparagus.
If you think that grilling vegetables is a bad idea, well, you are totally wrong. Having veggies on the grill is just as good as having grilled meats. The very basic thing of grilling vegetables is that you have a fresh vegetable. Then the first thing to do on how to grill asparagus ismaking sure that your asparagus doesn’t stay in your refrigerator for more than 2 days.
The next step of how to grill asparagus is by giving oil for your asparagus. You can choose whether you want to use coconut oil or olive oil. The important thing is that you don not give too much oil in it, since it will only add more calories and fat to your asparagus. But, you also need to make sure that your asparagus is not too dry. Don’t forget to give a little bit of oil on the grill before putting asparagus, so that the asparagus won’t stick on the grill.
Another important thing of how to grill asparagus well is you can marinate the asparagus. So you can dip the asparagus in the sauce and then put it in the refrigerator for around 30 minutes. This will avoid your asparagus for being too dry.
The next step in how to grill asparagus is doing the real grilling. After marinating or giving oil in the asparagus, you can start grilling by put the asparagus on the grill. You should put the stalk (a thick part of the asparagus) on the high heat position of the grill. You can put it there for around 2 minutes, and then you should turn it or simply put the other sides of the stalk in the high heat. Do it for another two minutes. If you found that the heat is way too hot and your asparagus is too fast to get burned, place asparagus in the place that has lower heat.
Another easiest way grilling vegetables, especially asparagus, is by using aluminum foil (foil packet) or using basket for grill. You only need to put olive oil or water inside it, and then you can wrap it up and grill it for around 6 minutes. Meanwhile if you are using grill basket, you have to put oil in the basket and also preheat the basket before grill the asparagus. You need to grill it around 5 minutes before removing it from the grill.
After that, the last yet the most fun part how to grill asparagus is taking the asparagus from the grill and serve the grilled asparagus with other dishes.