Asparagus on the grill is great, but it can also be one of the more frustrating items to barbecue, so we found a grill hack to stop them from rolling around and slipping through the cooking grates into the nether regions of the grill.
If you don’t have a grill topper, one of the easiest ways to manage asparagus on the barbecue is to thread several spears on to a skewer. This prevents the asparagus from slipping through the grates and also makes it easy to maneuver. Once your Asparagus are skewered, you can get started!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
20 spears of asparagus
Preheat the grill on medium-high.
Trim off the tough ends of the asparagus.
If the spears are large in diameter, we recommend peeling the asparagus with a Y-Peeler. The asparagus will cook more quickly and be more tender (optional).
Perpendicular to the asparagus, thread the skewer through five spears at roughly the mid-point. Repeat for the remaining spears of asparagus.
Using a pastry brush, apply a thin coating of olive oil to both sides of the asparagus and season with salt.
Place the asparagus skewers on the hot grill and cook to desired tenderness, flipping at the halfway mark (about 2 minutes give or take). Large spears may take longer.