Grill Asparagus, Recipe with Step by Step Photos

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I’ll show you my recipe for Grill Asparagus today.

As a side dish I have prepared parsley potatoes and I replace the sauce with a fine nut butter. The nut butter is a cooked, clarified and browned butter that tastes delicious.

This asparagus dish you conjure up on your plate in less than 30 minutes. You can use green or white asparagus. 

I wish you every success!

1. Buying and preparing Asparagus

I prefer local asparagus, it tastes better and comes at best from your surroundings. By buying domestic asparagus you firstly secure jobs in Germany and secondly you contribute to less CO2 pollution. That helps the planet!

German asparagus season: early April to late June. The official end is the asparagus New Year’s Eve on 24 June.

1.1 Detect fresh Asparagus

You can recognize fresh asparagus by the following characteristics:

  1. Shiny peel
  2. Closed asparagus heads
  3. Fresh asparagus has no brown spots
  4. Fresh asparagus smells pleasant
Fresh asparagus close-up

Asparagus fresh, the ends should not be too dry.

1.2 Asparagus peeling made easy

I’ll show you the professional chef asparagus peeler in the following:

  • Please peel white asparagus starting about 3 cm below the tips.
  • Green asparagus only at the end about 5 cm peel.

Here a picture:


Asparagus peeling fingers and hand technique

Peel asparagus like a pro: Grasp the tip of the asparagus spear with your fingers. Place the asparagus spear over your hand on your wrist. While peeling, turn the asparagus spear with your fingers and remove the peel evenly with the pendulum peeler. By placing the asparagus spear on the hand and wrist, the asparagus gets a stable surface when peeling and does not break!

Asparagus peeled with asparagus spears

Use a sharp pendulum peeler to peel the asparagus, then it will work smoothly!

2. Recipe Asparagus grilled

For the simple asparagus dish you only need a few ingredients. I love such dishes, the effort remains manageable and it tastes down-to-earth and delicious!

Before it starts I have a surprise for you: You can add crabs to this asparagus dish….

Asparagus with prawns served on a plate.

Grilled asparagus with prawns. Heat the prawns only briefly in nut butter and serve. Tastes very delicious, I promise!

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4.72 from 14 votes
Asparagus grill Recipe
Grilled asparagus step by step instructions with many photos. A professional cook recipe by Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 15-20 spears white asparagus or green asparagus
  • some salt I use Himalayan salt
  • some pepper
  • some brown sugar
  • some nutmeg grounded
  • 150 g Butter
Side Dishes und Decoration
  • 4-6 pc potatoes
  • 1 packet cress or chives finely chopped
  • 200 g crabs I used North Sea crabs
  • Boil the potatoes in salted water, drain and peel. Later, place the potatoes in a pan with butter and finely chopped parsley, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and prepare for serving. Keep plate warm for serving.
    Petersilienkartoffeln in der Pfanne.
  • Peel and prepare the asparagus as described in the article.
    Weißer Spragel geschält
  • Cook asparagus in boiling salted water with a little sugar until firm to the bite. You can also use vegetable broth to cook asparagus.
    Spargel beim kochen
  • Drain the cooked asparagus well and place in the grill pan.
    Spargel grillen in der Pfanne.
  • Season asparagus with salt, pepper, some sugar and nutmeg and turn over.
    Spargel mit typischem Muster, der gegrillte Spargel in der Pfanne.
  • Heat the butter in an extra pot and cook. Brown the butter further and then pass through a sieve.
    Nussbutter, das ist gebräunte Butter.
  • Serve with potatoes and asparagus, nut butter and cress. I chose the purple coloured radish cress, it looks great.
    Gegrillter Spargel angerichtet.

3. Nutritional Values for this Asparagus Dish

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus grill Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 1177mg51%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. More Recipes with Asparagus

Asparagus recipes by Kochprofi Thomas Sixt
Asparagus with ham
Asparagus with smoked salmon
Asparagus with salmon and Sauce Hollandaise
Asparagus risotto
Asparagus in alufoil
Roasted aspargus
Asparagus cream soup
Sauce Hollandaise
Sauce Hollandaise with blender stick save or prepare
Sauce Bernaise and derivates of the classic Sauce Hollandaise
Sauce Hollandaise in the Thermomix prepare
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