Spring is Asparagus Season

Spring is the season that fresh asparagus starts coming in from California and I always look forward to it. There are so many things you can do with asparagus; grill it, roast it, steam it or even eat it raw. You can add a sauce, add it to a risotto or a salad .  Of all the ways to prepare asparagus, this recipe for Sugar Grilled Asparagus is my all time favorite. It’s super easy to make because it has 5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make.    Everyone I have made this 4 loves it and I think you will too.

Sugar Grilled Asparagus

1 bundle asparagus, about 20 spears
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sugar (I think 1/4 cup is enough)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly grated pepper to taste

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  Cut the tough ends off asparagus.  Roll in oil and coat with sugar and salt.  Place asparagus on the grill and cook for approximately 5-8 minutes.  Turn asparagus to ensure even cooking.  You know the asparagus are done when sugar is caramelized and asparagus are starting to look burnt. ( I didn’t cook mine quite that much)

2. **Don’t put on too much or sugar or it  burns quickly, turns black, and never cooks enough.

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