Smoked Asparagus on a Traeger (2 Simple Steps)

Have you ever tasted grilled or smoked asparagus?

Well, if you haven’t, maybe it’s time you should!

In this article, you will learn how to make asparagus on your Traeger pellet smoker.

But if you don’t have a Traeger unit yet, that’s not a problem.

A gas or charcoal grill would also work.

We will also cover what to serve with asparagus. Plus what you should know about preparing asparagus!

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

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How to Tell if Asparagus Has Gone Bad

There are several ways to know if asparagus has gone bad.

Look: The stems of asparagus are typically green. But once asparagus has gone bad, the color of the stems will become brownish.

In addition, the asparagus will look frail and bendy when spoilt.

Furthermore, if the vegetable has mold formed on it, it has gone bad and is unsafe to consume.

Smell: Another way to tell if it has gone bad is the smell.

Once the vegetable starts releasing an offensive odor, you should get rid of them immediately.

Touch: If you press the stems of the vegetable and it feels mushy, it has probably gone bad. Toss it away as it is no longer good.

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Should Asparagus Be Washed?

Yes, you should wash it.

Like your other favorite vegetables, grit can lurk in between the asparagus stalks.

You don’t want your asparagus to contain any unpleasant sandiness after spending your precious time preparing it!

Find a large bowl and fill it with cold water.

Soak the asparagus in the water for some minutes.

Then rinse off the vegetable properly. That should help remove any sand or stone particles on it.

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Can White Asparagus Be Also Grilled?

Yes, white asparagus can be grilled just as green asparagus.

However, you will have to increase the cooking time of your pellet grill as white asparagus is a bit thicker.

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Why Is My Grilled Asparagus Soggy?

The reason is that you’ve overcooked it.

Normally, cooking asparagus should only take a few minutes. However, if left to overcook, the asparagus will become soggy.

How Long Would It Take to Cook Asparagus on the Traeger?

 If you want it to have a bit of crunch, anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes.

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What You Need for Smoked and Grilled Asparagus

  • 1 Bunch of asparagus with trimmed ends
  • Traeger veggie rub
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (the number of people you want to serve will ultimately determine the quantity of olive oil to be used)
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Prep Your Smoker for 250°F

Before smoking asparagus, the first thing you need to do is set the temperature of your Traeger grill to medium heat (350°F)

Allow it to preheat for about 15 minutes.

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Trim and Season the Asparagus

First trim the asparagus

Use the olive oil to drizzle the asparagus spears.

After you’ve done that, sprinkle the asparagus with Traeger veggie rub.

Rub it properly to coat all parts of the asparagus.

Smoke the Asparagus

Place the asparagus on the grates in a single layer and close the lid.

Allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes until tender.

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Step 4:

Once tender, collect the asparagus from the hot grill and serve. That’s all!

What Can I Serve With Smoked Asparagus

You can serve smoked asparagus with anything!

Smoked chicken wings

Smoked Pork Loin

NY Strip Steak

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How to Store Smoked Asparagus

Asparagus is best eaten when fresh.

It will quickly go mushy and watery when stored in the refrigerator over a long period.

Cooked asparagus can last for as long as 7 days when properly stored in the refrigerator.

However, you can further extend the shelf life of asparagus much longer by storing it in the freezer.

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Smoked andf Grilled Asparagus

This traeger smoked asparagus recipe can serve as a side dish with almost everything!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 6

Equipment

  • Smoker

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch of asparagus with trimmed ends
  • Traeger veggie rub
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Instructions

  • Before smoking asparagus, the first thing you need to do is set the temperature of your Traeger grill to medium heat (350°F) with the lid closed.
  • Allow it to preheat for about 15 minutes.
  • Use the olive oil to drizzle the asparagus spears.
  • After you’ve done that, sprinkle the asparagus with Traeger veggie rub.
  • Rub it properly to coat all parts of the asparagus.
  • Place the asparagus on the grates in a single layer and close the lid.
  • Allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes until tender.
  • Once tender, collect the asparagus from the hot grill and serve.

Whether grilled or smoked, asparagus is a deliciously simple side dish that you should try.

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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