Smoked Asparagus is one of the tastiest side dishes to pair with any type of meat. This delicious vegetable is incredibly versatile; you won’t want to cook your asparagus any other way!
Smoked Asparagus can be eaten with many main courses or as a snack when wrapped in prosciutto and sprinkled with sea salt. The options are endless for creating a healthy yet flavourful dish all the family will enjoy.
How To Make Smoked Asparagus
Step 1 – Preheat Your Smoker
Preheat your smoker to 250ºF/121ºC to allow for even cooking. Asparagus is cooked on low heat to ensure the ideal cooked texture.
Step 2 – Prepare Asparagus
Cut or break the bottom of the asparagus spears off. You want to keep the long spear end for cooking and discard of the short, thick root end.
Step 3 – Place Asparagus In Foil
Place your cut asparagus spears on a foil tray and drizzle olive oil on the top evenly. Gently shaking the foil tray ensures an even coverage as much as possible too.
Step 4 – Season Your Asparagus
Top the asparagus spears with slices of butter, garlic powder, and salt. Be generous with your seasonings, and again, gently shake the tray to shift the coverage, so it doesn’t fall in clumps.
Try to place your butter slices centrally, so it will melt down through the spears for an even, buttery result.
Step 5 – Smoke Your Asparagus
Place the foil tray onto the smoker for 30 minutes until the top of the spears have darkened slightly.
Step 6 – Serve!
Remove the foil tray from the smoker, then squeeze fresh lemon juice on the top & serve immediately.
Smoked Asparagus FAQs
Should You Soak Asparagus Before Cooking?
It’s not necessary to soak asparagus before you cook it. This process is usually performed to ensure the spears are fully clean since this is a ground vegetable. Simply running your asparagus under the cold water tap to rinse them thoroughly has the same effect.
How Do You Stop Asparagus From Getting Soggy?
Asparagus can be soggy when it is overcooked. Keep an eye on the asparagus after 20 minutes to ensure it isn’t overcooking. If you’re unsure, slice through the top of one of the spears to test.
Can You Eat Asparagus Raw?
It is definitely possible to eat asparagus raw, though it tastes much better when cooked. Raw asparagus can be tough and difficult to swallow. Smoking is our preferred way of eating asparagus.
Smoked Asparagus Recipe
- Aluminum Foil Tray
- BBQ Tongs
- Bundle of asparagus
- Olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- /2 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 butter rounds
- Preheat, the smoker to 250ºF/121ºC.
- Cut or break the bottom of the asparagus spears off.
- Place spears on a foil tray and drizzle olive oil on the top.
- Top the spears with slices of butter, garlic powder, and salt.
- Place the foil tray onto the smoker for 30 minutes
- Remove from the smoker, squeeze fresh lemon juice on the top & serve immediately.