Side Dish

Grilled Marinated Asparagus with Gremolata

Grilled Marinated Asparagus with Gremolata

This grilled marinated asparagus is a quick and easy side dish enhanced by the addition of a simple, yet tasty, Italian gremolata. Traditionally, gremolata consists of just three ingredients – fresh parsley, garlic, and lemon zest – and is used to top meat, poultry, and seafood. Here, a bit of preserved lemon rind is added for an additional pop of flavor.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

Gremolata Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, washed, dried thoroughly, and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp organic lemon zest
  • 2 tsp preserved lemon rind, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ tsp Mediterranean-spiced sea salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 whole lemons, cut in half
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, to serve (optional)

Note :

For easier turning (and to prevent asparagus from falling through the grill grates), thread two pre-soaked wooden skewers through several spears lined up side by side to hold them together.

How to Make Marinated Asparagus :

Step One:

Place asparagus in a wide, shallow bowl and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with Mediterranean-spiced sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine and set aside for 15-20 minutes to marinade.

Step Two:

Prepare the gremolata by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and set aside.

Step Three:

Spray grill grates with non-stick cooking spray and preheat grill to medium-high. Place asparagus and lemon halves over direct heat and grill for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are crisp-tender.

Step Four:

Remove from heat and transfer the grilled marinated asparagus to a serving dish. Top with gremolata and serve immediately with grilled lemons for squeezing, any kind of grilled meat, and shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!

Grilled asparagus

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Grilled Marinated Asparagus with Gremolata

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Side Dish American
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes + 20 minutes to marinade Cooking Time: 8 minutes Total Time: 33 minutes

Easy grilled marinated asparagus recipe with Italian gremolata, The perfect side dish paired with any main dish.

Ingredients

  • Gremolata Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, washed, dried thoroughly, and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp organic lemon zest
  • 2 tsp preserved lemon rind, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ tsp Mediterranean-spiced sea salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 whole lemons, cut in half
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, to serve (optional)

Instructions

1

Place asparagus in a wide, shallow bowl and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with Mediterranean-spiced sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine and set aside for 15-20 minutes to marinade.

2

Prepare the gremolata by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and set aside.

3

Spray grill grates with non-stick cooking spray and preheat grill to medium-high. Place asparagus and lemon halves over direct heat and grill for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are crisp-tender.

4

Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish. Top with gremolata and serve immediately with grilled lemons for squeezing and shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

For easier turning (and to prevent asparagus from falling through the grill grates), thread two pre-soaked wooden skewers through several spears lined up side by side to hold them together.

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