Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan
1 pound asparagus
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
salt/pepper to taste
about 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Preheat charcoal or gas grill to medium high heat. Place grill-pan for vegetables on top of grill and heat it while you prepare asparagus. You can also grill the asparagus directly on the grill if you choose larger spears and place them perpendicular to the grill grates. Break one piece of asparagus to see where the tough part of the stem starts, then trim ends of asparagus all to that length. Put trimmed asparagus pieces in a plastic bag drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, then mix asparagus around in the bag or pan until it’s well coated with olive oil. Lay asparagus pieces on the grill pan and grill, turning every 2 minutes, until asparagus is getting nicely browned and is done to your liking. Cooking time will vary depending on your grill, but I cook it about 10 minutes for the charred asparagus I prefer. Serve asparagus hot with freshly grated parmesan sprinkled over.