My favorite way to cook asparagus is grilling over a hot fire; the results are smoky and delicious. Don’t follow the instructions in every single recipe for grilled asparagus that call for tossing it in olive oil before grilling. The oil drips onto the coals, flaring and giving the asparagus the nasty flavor of burnt oil
Just snap the ends of the stalks off, put the dry asparagus right on the grill, and watch it closely while turning with tongs. When it’s slightly charred and a bit limp, take it off the heat. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle a little flor de sal, and eat with your fingers.