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Grilled Asparagus with Barbecue Butter

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  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 pounds large asparagus, trimmed

1 teaspoon Neelys BBQ seasoning, recipe follows

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper

Barbecue butter

1 tablespoon Neelys BBQ seasoning, recipe follows

1 stick butter, slightly softened

Neelys BBQ Seasoning

4 ounces paprika

2 ounces white sugar

1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Break off ends of asparagus.
  2. For the butter:
  3. Mix rub into butter. Spread the butter mixture lengthwise across a piece of plastic wrap. Roll the butter up tightly into a log and twist the ends. Refrigerate.
  4. Preheat grill. If using a stovetop grill, use medium-high heat. Gently toss asparagus with seasoning, oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Grill asparagus until tender, turning once, about 6 minutes. Serve with barbecue butter.

Neelys BBQ Seasoning

  1. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.