BBQ Asparagus with Parmesan and Lemon Zest

Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

Another easy, dish-free, veggie side 'Pouch' often used at our house. The Lemon Zest adds a great finish - Enjoy!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Barbecue

Ingredients

2 bunch
fresh asperagus
1 Tbsp
olive oil
3 Tbsp
parmesan cheese - shaved or grated
1/4 tsp
fresh ground pepper
salt to taste
1/4 tsp
lemon zest or 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash asparagus and snap off the bottom of the stalks
2
Place damp asparagus onto a piece of heavy duty foil - shiny side up - large enough to leave 2-3 inches of clear foil on either side and 4-5 inches top and bottom of the asparagus
3
drizzle olive oil over asparagus and toss to coat
4
sprinkle with Parmesan, lemon zest (or juice), pepper, and salt, toss to coat
5
Bring the top and bottom edges of the foil together and fold over several times, leaving some air space between vegetables and foil.
6
Repeat with each side of your foil package until a sealed pouch is formed
7
Cook pouch indirectly on the BBQ - meaning on an upper rack, over a non-burning element, or to the side of your burning charcoal - for about 14 mins, flip the pouch over after 7 mins. Total cooking time will vary with heat level of BBQ/fire mins
8
When vegetables are cooked, the pouch will swell up with steam. Note - this will only work if your pouch is well sealed and you haven't accidentally poked a hole in it during handling.
9
Open foil pouch and serve. Watch out for the steam when you first tear the foil - especially if the pouch is puffed up!
Enjoy!

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