Griddled asparagus with barbecue butter

Griddled asparagus with barbecue butter
  • 1kg large asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Neelys BBQ seasoning, recipe follows
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the barbecue butter
  • 110g butter, slightly softened
  • 1 tsp Neelys BBQ seasoning, recipe follows
  • For Neelys BBQ seasoning:
  • 110g paprika
  • 55g white sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
Neelys BBQ seasoning:
Mix together the paprika, white sugar and onion powder. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Barbecue butter:
Mix Neelys BBQ seasoning into butter. Spread the butter mixture lengthwise across a piece of clingfilm. Roll the butter up tightly into a log and twist the ends. Refrigerate.

Asparagus:
1) Preheat griddle, medium-high heat.

2) Gently toss asparagus in a bowl with seasoning, oil and salt and pepper, to taste.

3) Griddle asparagus until tender, turning once, about 6 minutes.

Serve with the barbecue butter.

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