Asparagus grilling, Recipe for Pan and BBQ

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I’ll show you my Asparagus Grill Recipe 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. Recipe Asparagus grilling

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 grilling

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 271
Total Time 40 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 20 Min.

Simple guide for preparing grilled asparagus.

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Asparagus grill Recipe Image
Asparagus grill Recipe Image © 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)


Parsley potatoes in the pan.
Boiled potatoes in the pan with parsley.

Prepare potatoes

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.

Peeled white spragula
Freshly peeled white asparagus

Prepare asparagus

Peel and prepare the asparagus as described in the article.

Asparagus while cooking
Cooking asparagus

Asparagus cooking

Cook asparagus in boiling salted water with a little sugar until firm to the bite.

You can also use vegetable broth to cook asparagus.

Grill the asparagus in the pan.
Put asparagus in the pan for grilling.

Asparagus grill

Drain the cooked asparagus well and place in the grill pan.

Asparagus with a typical pattern, the grilled asparagus in the pan.
Asparagus grilled in a pan.


Season asparagus with salt, pepper, some sugar and nutmeg and turn over.

Nut butter, that's browned butter.
Nut butter in a bowl.

Prepare butter

Heat the butter in an extra pot and cook.

Brown the butter further and then pass through a sieve.

Grilled asparagus served.
Grilled asparagus served with parsley potatoes and nut butter.


Serve with potatoes and asparagus, nut butter and cress.

I chose the purple coloured radish cress, it looks great.

Enjoy your meal, I wish you a good appetite!


2. Nutritional Values

3. 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.

3.1 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 dried off.

3.2 Asparagus Peeling Made Easy

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

Here a picture:  

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 stalks
Peeling asparagus made easy: use a sharp pendulum peeler.

4. More Recipes with Asparagus

Asparagus recipes by Kochprofi Thomas Sixt

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Sauce Bernaise and derivates of the classic Sauce Hollandaise
Sauce Hollandaise in the Thermomix prepare

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