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Smoked Asparagus Recipe

Hey there, my fellow food enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving headfirst into the smokin’ world of culinary delight with a recipe that’ll have your taste buds doing the cha-cha: Smoked asparagus recipe! Now, I know what you’re thinking – asparagus? Smoking? But trust me, this combo is like a match made in flavor heaven. So grab your aprons and let’s get smokin’!

smoked asparagus recipe

How to make smoked asparagus

Alright, amigos, let’s break it down in style – step by step. First off, fire up that pellet grill and let it dance to about 225°F. While it’s heating up, take those lovely green asparagus spears and give ’em a good wash. Now, here’s the trick – trim the woody ends, just like you’re giving ’em a stylish haircut.

Spread those spears on a baking sheet like they’re catching some rays on a beach vacation. Drizzle ’em with a splash of olive oil and give ’em a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Now, here’s where the real magic happens – add a touch of lemon zest for a zing that’ll make your taste buds tango.

Throw those beauties onto the grill grates and let ’em soak up that smoky goodness for about 15-20 minutes. You want ’em to get tender and smoky, like they’ve been chillin’ by a campfire. Give ’em a little shake and shimmy halfway through for even smokage.

Best wood pellets to use

Alright, my grill gurus, let’s talk pellets. You wanna pick pellets that bring the flavor without overpowering those delicate asparagus vibes. Fruitwood pellets like apple or cherry are like the cool kids at the flavor party. They’ll infuse a subtle sweetness that’ll make your asparagus pop without stealing the show.

how to smoke asparagus

What seasonings to use

Seasonings? Oh, I gotcha covered, pal. Besides the ol’ salt and pepper duo, let’s sprinkle in some minced garlic for a flavor punch that’ll knock your socks off. And don’t even get me started on a pinch of crushed red pepper – it’s like a smoky symphony of flavors doin’ the mambo on your palate!

What to serve

Alright, so you’ve got these smokin’ spears ready to roll. Now what? Let’s talk sides, my foodie friends. Pair ’em up with a juicy grilled steak – it’s like a flavor explosion that’ll have your taste buds applauding. Or how ’bout some grilled lemon herb chicken? Talk about a match made in grill heaven.

Feeling a bit fancy? Top those asparagus spears with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. It’s like a VIP party for your taste buds, and they’re gonna thank you for the invite!

how long to smoke asparagus

Alright, my flavor adventurers, we’ve taken a leap into the smoky world of smoked asparagus, and I hope your taste buds are ready for the ride of their lives! So next time you fire up that pellet grill, don’t just settle for the usual suspects – give those asparagus spears a chance to shine and dance in the smoky spotlight. Trust me, your taste buds will be forever grateful.

And with that, I’m signing off with a culinary twirl and a sprinkle of smoky charm. Remember, life’s too short for bland eats, so keep those grills fired up and those taste buds groovin’. Until next time, my foodie amigos – keep smokin’ and keep rockin’!

Smoked Asparagus Recipe

Indulge in the smoky goodness of our delectable smoked asparagus recipe. A delightful side dish that will impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus spears about 1 pound
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes optional, for some heat
  • Grated Parmesan cheese optional, for serving
  • Balsamic glaze optional, for serving


Prep and Seasoning

  1. Preheat your pellet grill to around 225°F (107°C). This is the magic temperature for that smoky goodness.
  2. While the grill is heating up, grab your bunch of asparagus and give 'em a good rinse under cool water. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Time for a stylish asparagus haircut – trim off about an inch from the woody ends. They're getting a makeover!
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, and lemon zest. Give it a mix like you're creating a flavor orchestra!
  5. Lay out the trimmed asparagus spears on a baking sheet and drizzle the garlicky lemon mixture over them. Roll those spears around to make sure they're coated in all that goodness.

On the Grill

  1. Now that the grill is preheated, place a piece of aluminum foil on the grates where you'll be laying the asparagus. This helps prevent those precious spears from falling through the gaps.
  2. Arrange the coated asparagus spears on the foil-covered grates. Sprinkle with a bit of salt, pepper, and, if you're feeling adventurous, a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes for that sassy kick.

Let's Get Smokin'

  1. Close the lid of the grill and let those asparagus spears soak in that smoky goodness for about 15-20 minutes. You want them to become tender but still have a bit of crunch.
  2. About halfway through the cooking time, grab those grill tongs and give the spears a gentle shake and shimmy. We're all about even smokage here!

Finishing Touches

  1. Once your asparagus spears are perfectly smoky and tender, carefully remove them from the grill using your trusty tongs.
  2. Optional but oh-so-delicious step: Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the smoky spears while they're still warm. It's like a cozy cheese blanket!
  3. Drizzle a touch of balsamic glaze over the top for an elegant finish. It's like a VIP treatment for your taste buds.
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