BBQ British Asparagus with Gremolata

BBQ British Asparagus with GremolataA simple and tasty starter, this citrus Italian condiment lifts the asparagus to new levels and with almost no cooking required it couldn’t get much easier to knock up a fantastic dish.

Cooking time: 7-8 minutes
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 bundles British asparagus
Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
Juice ½ lemon
2 tbsp flat leaf parsley very finely chopped
1 clove garlic crushed
Salt and pepper for seasoning
50g freshly grated breadcrumbs
1 clove garlic whole
Oil for cooking

Method:

Trim the ends of the asparagus and coat with a little oil, cook on the barbecue for 4-5 minutes turning until cooked through but still retaining some bite.

For the gremalata mix the lemon juice and zest with the flat leaf parsley and garlic and season with salt and pepper.

Heat some oil in a frying pan along with a clove of garlic. Add the breadcrumbs and cook until golden. Place breadcrumbs on some kitchen paper to remove excess oil, remove the garlic and season with salt and pepper.

Toss the asparagus through the gremalata and sprinkle over the bread crumbs before serving.

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