Traeger Grilled Creamed Wild Asparagus Recipe

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Serves: 3-5

A recipe for wild asparagus that might be a little past its prime.

Printer Friendly Recipe By author of Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes

One of the best parts of turkey season is that it coincides with the emergence of wild asparagus in fencerows and around old homesteads. Problem is, we don’t always find the asparagus when it is at its peak of tenderness. In fact, some of it can be on the woody side when we spot it.

It's always a great day when you come home with a main dish and a side.

This recipe is perfect for older asparagus that might be a bit tough. We start with bacon grease in a Lodge cast-iron skillet, then pour in heavy cream and shredded parmesan cheese. We add back the bacon we crisped to make the grease, and pop the entire pan into the Traeger Grill for an hour to cook.

Even older asparagus that is a few days past its prime comes out nice and tender.

The long cook time softens the older asparagus, while the cream packs in the wood-fired flavor from the Traeger. The next time you locate a stand of asparagus that would have been better a few days earlier, try this recipe.

Ingredients

Roughly 1 pound of asparagus

3 slices bacon
diced

1 ½ cups heavy cream or half and half

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper


Cooking Instructions

 

Start by browning the diced bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon, but reserve the grease in the skillet. Add the asparagus and cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes until the asparagus begins to soften. Season the asparagus with salt and pepper.

After the bacon cooks, add the asparagus to the skillet and cook for a few minutes to soften.

Remove the skillet from the heat and pour in the heavy cream. Sprinkle over the shredded parmesan cheese and the reserved bacon. Place the skillet on your Traeger Grill preheated to 350-degrees. Cook for 1 hour.

Add the cream, parmesan cheese, and bacon to the skillet and move it to your Traeger Grill.

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