Charred Asparagus with Lemon

Charred Asparagus with Lemon

Do you like asparagus? I do!

Recently, I had charred asparagus at a restaurant and loved the way it tasted. I knew I had to learn how to do it myself. The technique is different than the way I used to cook my asparagus. It’s still done on the stove, but it looks and tastes more like it was prepared on a grill.

This recipe works well for dinner as a side dish or for breakfast or brunch served with eggs. It doesn’t have any added oil, other than a touch of cooking spray. The lemon adds a nice little burst of flavor, so I don’t need any salt when I prepare asparagus this way.


Charred Asparagus


1 bunch Asparagus (approx. 1 pound), trimmed
1 Lemon


Heat empty skillet on high for 2 minutes.

Lightly coat pan with cooking spray. Add asparagus to pan in single layer.

Cook without stirring for 3-4 minutes.

Cook for another 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally until asparagus is evenly charred.

Squeeze lemon juice on asparagus and serve.

Charred Asparagus with Lemon