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Plate of grilled asparagus with lemon butter

Food & Wine Pairing

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Grilled Asparagus with lemon butter on a plate paired with cabernet

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A favorite side dish is this simple grilled asparagus recipe that is lightly coated in butter, lemon and a touch of heat!


  • 1 ½ lbs asparagus spears - trimmed
  • 3 Tbsps butter or olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Clean asparagus.
  2. Melt butter and lemon zest, chili flakes and cayenne pepper.
  3. Heat grill on high until hot. Brush grates with oil.
  4. Brush asparagus with butter mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer to grill, reduce heat to medium and cook asparagus 2-5 minutes per side, turning often until desired doneness.


Place on platter and serve.

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