Griddled Asparagus

Griddled Asparagus

This easy and delicious recipe can be rustled up in less than 10 minutes and can be enjoyed as a side dish or starter.

Categories: Sides & Salads, Starters

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins



  • 12-16 medium size asparagus spears
  • 4-5 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly shaved Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Snap the hard woody ends off the asparagus spears, or trim with a sharp knife.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the asparagus and blanch for 1 minute. Using tongs, remove the asparagus from the water and place immediately in a bowl of iced water to cool. Drain well and dry on kitchen paper.
  3. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Brush the spears with olive oil and place on the griddle. Cook over a medium high heat, turning occasionally until they are nicely marked and browned on each side.
  4. Lift onto serving plates, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper, scatter over the Parmesan before serving.

Cook with:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a unique rich fruity flavour and complements the fresh ingredients in all your recipes making it a perfect healthy condiment. This oil is ideal for sauces, marinades, drizzling and dipping.

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