Love smoked foods? Love asparagus? I experimented while smoking a turkey breast and came up with this mild but flavorful asparagus and garlic dish made originally in an iron skillet on the top of the smoker. If you like asparagus, you will love this! So far, everyone has enjoyed it. I hope you do, too.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the charcoal into the bottom pan of the smoker. Light the coals and wait for the temperature of the smoker to come to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C).

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  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan, stir in the garlic and cook over low heat until just tender. Remove from the heat and mix in the lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.

  • Arrange the onions in the bottom of a large cast iron skillet or heat-resistant glass container. Spread asparagus spears over the onions. Drizzle the butter and garlic mixture over the asparagus. Place the uncovered skillet or baking dish on the top grate of the preheated smoker.

  • Close the smoker and cook the asparagus until tender, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

68.2 calories; 2.8 g protein; 7.1 g carbohydrates; 10.2 mg cholesterol; 42.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
I tried this and it is the most delicious asparagus ever. Thank you. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2008
I tried this and I have to say that it didn't come out good at all. It was probably my fault in some way, for I haven't smoked any vegetables before, only meat. I thought I followed everything to a T but the result was asparagus that not many people really wanted to eat. Sorry, as I said it was probably my fault. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
I tried this and it is the most delicious asparagus ever. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2008
I tried this and I have to say that it didn't come out good at all. It was probably my fault in some way, for I haven't smoked any vegetables before, only meat. I thought I followed everything to a T but the result was asparagus that not many people really wanted to eat. Sorry, as I said it was probably my fault. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
I tried this and it is the most delicious asparagus ever. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
I fixed this in the smoker and everyone wanted to know what was in it. It was a huge hit. Am fixing it again on Monday with a smoked briskett. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Great the way it is everyone needs to try this.Took a little longer to cook but well worth it!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2011
I loved the smoked asparagus Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/23/2017
Did not like this at all. Neither did my wife. We tossed the whole pan in the trash. Smoke overpowered all flavors. Oh well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
I love being able to cook an entire meal on the grill and smoker...this is a GReaT side dish that can be smoked while you are smoking your meats. I followed the directions exactly as written and it came out wonderful! This is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2016
tried it and loved it! I added mushrooms to the mix. #great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2018
I did not make any changes other than I didn't have quite 1 1/2 pounds of asparagus. We used hickory chips. At one hour it was still very crisp. We gave it about 10 more minutes and it was perfect. The smoke was subtle and it was delicious. Will make it again anytime we are using the smoker. It is worth the hour. Read More