Asparagus is one, if not my favorite grilled vegetable! Crisp, flavorful and versatile come to mind when asparagus is in season, ok green and funny looking dance though my thoughts also. I have been on a grilling plank kick this past month due in part to my friends over at www.GrillingPlanks.biz and their wonderful donation of Cedar grilling Planks. This recipe is quick, easy and flavorful.
Several crimini mushrooms, sliced
Fire salt – www.myspicesage.com
3 tablespoons – Olive oil
Cedar plank – soaked, heated and oiled
Rinse and snap off the bases. Coat asparagus and mushrooms with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle lightly with Fire salt (or seasoning of your choice).
Place grilling plank with oiled side up on your grill, place asparagus and mushrooms on oiled side of plank. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes over direct heat until tender but firm.
Keep a squirt bottle of water handy in case your cedar plank catches fire. Just sqirt the plank till the fire goes out and keep on cooking.
Warning – Never walk away from your grill while plank cooking!
The flavors from the asparagus and mushrooms combined with the smokiness of the cedar plank are hard to describe but I always find it easy to eat the whole thing!