Asparagus Barbecued with Garlic and Basil

Asparagus cooks beautifully on the barbecue when wrapped in foil. Cooked on the side of the barbecue they make a tasty accompaniment to an alfresco meal.

6 Portions
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes



  • 2 large bunches of asparagus
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • zest from 1/4 lemon
  • 3 tbsp basil, shredded
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Asparagus with Garlic and Basil: Trim the woody bases of the asparagus and divide the trimmed asparagus spears among six 20-25cm squares of foil. Scatter a little garlic, lemon zest and basil over each portion, drizzle a little olive oil and season lightly. Fold in the sides of the foil to seal the asparagus in.
  2. To Cook: Place the parcels over medium hot coals on the side of the barbecue and cook for 8-10 minutes until tender. Keep warm until ready to serve.