Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Butter Recipe

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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings

This very simple asparagus recipe really brings out the fresh flavor of the spears. Lemon and garlic butter is great on anything, but especially tender, grilled asparagus!

Makes 6 Portions of Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Butter

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 bunches asparagus, washed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

How to Make It

In a small saucepan, heat the butter and garlic over medium-low flame. When the garlic begins to bubble, turn the heat to low and cook for 1 minute (be careful NOT to brown the garlic or it will get bitter). Turn off the heat and whisk in the lemon juice.

Place a cast iron grill pan over med-high heat. Toss asparagus in the olive oil and when the pan is hot, grill the asparagus until tender-crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Place the asparagus in a baking dish, and strain over the lemon-garlic butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and gently toss to combine. Serve warm.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 129
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 6 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)