Grilled asparagus is a beautiful thing. Watching those slender spears roll through the grates when you try to pick them up is not. Aki and Alex over on Ideas in Food have apparently experienced the same frustration, and I love their simple and elegant solution.
Skewering all a bunch of asparagus spears through the thick parts of the stems is so smart. Not only does this keep them from rolling and falling through the grates, but it also makes the spears easier to flip and to transfer on and off the grill. This is also a great idea to apply to other slender vegetables, like baby carrots, spring onions, green beans, and Japanese eggplant.
Head over to Aki and Alex's blog to read their post on skewered asparagus and get more great tips:
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(Image: Aki Kamozawa & H. Alexander Talbot / Ideas in Food)