Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Finally...Outdoor Living

In South Dakota, we have waited a long time for nice weather...but finally...we can have the deck doors open. The fresh air smells so nice and clean. So...for dinner, we are having a small steak, a salad, fresh bread and this
grilled asparagus
Ingredients:
1 pound fresh asparagus
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Remove the bottom third of the asparagus (woody parts of the stalk) and discard. Place asparagus in casserole dish. Add remaining ingredients. Marinate at least 1 hour, turning frequently.
Place skewers through the middle of the asparagus spears, or place spears in a greased grill basket. Grill over hot coals until tender but still crunchy. Garnish with diced red bell peppers and lemon slices.

20 comments:

Brenda said...

I love asparagus and this recipe sounds delic!! I'll have to try that soon. Feels so great to have the windows and doors open smelling the fresh air!! Thanks for the recipe!!
Brenda

Suzanne said...

I fix grilled vegetables all the time. Asparagus, squash, onions, mushrooms -- heavenly!

Carol said...

Yippee!!!!! And YUM. I love grilled asparagus. I hope your great weather sticks around and you get to enjoy a wonderful Spring!!

M said...

Oh the cats look as though they have waited a loooong time for spring! What more could you ask for...nice weather, your patio back and a great asparagus recipe!?

Renna said...

I dearly love asparagus. We don't buy it often, as it's so expensive, but when we do, I roast in in the oven, lightly tossed in olive oil, then sprinkled with kosher salt, and cooked on a high temp in the oven. I'll try your recipe the next time I find it on sale.

sweetiepie said...

I will have to try this recipe tonight. I was just telling hubbie this morning that the asparagus patch has produced enough for our first taste of the season. I can't wait. It's one of my favorite veggies.

Quilt Hollow said...

Don't let those kitties out! (you know what I mean)

Yummo...love asparagus. Wish my family did as much as I do! It is a guilty pleasure to buy it for just me.

Pam said...

I just realized that I've never grilled asparagus, I guess I'm afraid of it all spilling through the rack.

Jenn said...

I just ate grilled asparagus for lunch yesterday. can't beat it!

Della said...

You are finally having normal weather. YAHOO You deserve it after the winter you had. The kitties look adorable, as always. I will definitely try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Michelle said...

Great, what time? I'll bring dessert! :)

dee begg said...

Sounds yummy! I'll have to try this recipe as I love asparagus!

D

jodi said...

Spring air does smell wonderful doesn't it. The asparagus sounds wonderful.

Deb T. said...

Thanks for the recipe Natalie . I will be grillin this Saturday . Anymore grillin recipes ? We are having a cookout Saturday !
Hugs
Deb

Kat S. said...

Very good recipe. Thanks for sharing! We're having asparagus tonight as a side with salmon. Yum! After the asparagus is boiled or steamed, I will drain it and add slices of roasted red and green peppers, some minced garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Very good served warm or at room temperature. Kat S.

MSM said...

That sounds like extra delicious asparagus. I usually just make it the way Renna does.

Eager to try this recipe!

Fabulously Chaotic said...

Can not wait to try these. Yummy!!

mjellis said...

That wounds wonderful!
Love your blog - I'm your newest follower :)

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Rona's Home Page said...

I so love grilled asparagus! My husband makes it with olive oil,crushed garlic and salt. Yummy!