Asparagus is best prepared simply to fully enjoy the delicate flavor.
Remove the dry end by holding the spear in both hands and snapping as little of the bottom off as possible. The fresher the spear the less needs to be removed. Allow ¼ lb per person.
1 lb fresh asparagus
salt and pepper
1 lemon zested and juiced.
(zest is tiny strips of the outer, coloured layer of the lemon skin)
Preheat the barbecue grill on high for 10 minutes. Brush the asparagus spears lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on grill on an angle and cook for approximately 8 minutes turning once or twice until they are fork tender.
Silicone tipped tongs work well. Remove to a platter and sprinkle with lemon juice and zest. Season to taste. Enjoy!