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Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus

Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus via KatiesCucina.com #recipe #sidedish #grilling

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! I spent the last few days unplugged (as much as possible) and spending much needed time with my husband and friends! It’s always nice to step back and enjoy life a little bit. Something I’ve been doing less and less as Katie’s Cucina continues to grow. I’m excited to share that a close friend of mine is starting a virtual assistant business and I’ve hired her on to help me with both Katie’s Cucina and Sew Woodsy. She starts this week and I could not be any happier with my decision! Having a virtual assistant is going to help me focus on the things I really want to do… cook and create!

Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus via KatiesCucina.com #recipe #sidedish #grilling

So, let’s talk about this divine grilled side dish: Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus! Last week, I shared with you a recipe for my Roasted Mango Chipotle Grilled Shrimp Skewers. When I made that meal, I knew I wanted to have a vegetable side dish that was cooked on the grill. I had asparagus on hand and knew that I would do something with it. As it starts to get hotter and hotter here in Florida I knew I didn’t want to even think about turning my stove on. So I added my heavily seasoned salt and pepper asparagus on the grill. Most vegetables when grilled take little to no time to cook! It is a win-win in my book! Once the asparagus was done cooking I removed it from the grill right on to the serving dish and sprinkled it with grated parmesan.

Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus via KatiesCucina.com

If you love spicy food you’ll love this asparagus side dish. The black pepper gives this asparagus a big kick, and if you don’t like spicy then don’t add as much black pepper to the dish.  Whether you are grilling just for your family or for a special occasion I hope you’ll give my grilled parmesan and pepper asparagus a try this grilling season!

Katie Original Recipe

Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1lb. asparagus, ends trimmed off
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a gallon-size zip top bag add trimmed asparagus, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and minced garlic. Seal the bag and toss the asparagus with all the ingredients inside the bag.
  2. Heat the grill on high-heat. Clean and then reduce the heat to low (temperature of grill should read between 300-400 degrees Fahrenheit). Carefully, place the asparagus on the grill for 10 minutes. Turn once during the cooking process. Remove, and sprinkle with two tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese.

Notes

*The black pepper makes this asparagus super spicy. If you don't like spicy food then add less pepper.

http://www.katiescucina.com/2013/05/grilled-parmesan-and-pepper-asparagus/

   

18 Responses to “Grilled Parmesan and Pepper Asparagus”

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted on May 28, 2013 at 7:46 am (#)

    Congrats on hiring a VA!! I’m sure you’ll never look back!! This looks delish – I love asparagus season!!

    • Katie replied on May 30th, 2013 at 7:02 am

      Thanks Liz! Yes, it will be nice to have a little extra help! I know–I love asparagus season too!

  2. Christine (Cook the Story) posted on May 28, 2013 at 9:46 am (#)

    This recipe looks amazing. I love asparagus! Now I want to pick your brain about hiring a VA. Let’s talk soon! lol

    • Katie replied on May 30th, 2013 at 7:12 am

      Thanks Christine! Yes, we can chat next week on our way and in Austin! :)

  3. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on May 28, 2013 at 10:50 am (#)

    I love grilled asparagus and its the perfect time to anything with a grill.

    • Katie replied on May 30th, 2013 at 7:12 am

      I agree Meagan! I just turned my oven on last night and regretted it all night because our home was super hot! Hello…. Grilling season!

  4. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on May 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm (#)

    Mmmm I love asparagus and on the grill would be heavenly!

    • Katie replied on May 30th, 2013 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Julie! You do have to cook it just right and they must be seasoned well! I love the spiciness from the black pepper!

  5. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:06 am (#)

    Grilled asparagus is my favorite! Glad you had a great weekend!

    • Katie replied on May 30th, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Thanks Jessica! It is always nice to unplug every now and then!

  6. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:19 am (#)

    Love grilled asparagus!

    • Katie replied on May 30th, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Thanks Anna!

  7. ashley - baker by nature posted on May 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm (#)

    I can never get enough asparagus in my life! This is gorgeous!

    • Katie replied on May 30th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Ashley!

  8. Nutmeg Nanny posted on May 31, 2013 at 10:39 am (#)

    Yes! This looks amazing :) I love asparagus!

    • Katie replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks Brandy!

  9. Kevin @ Closet Cooking posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:55 am (#)

    So nice and simple and yet so good!

    • Katie replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks Kevin!

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