Asparagus with Chiltepin


Asparagus with Chiltepín

Asparagus with Chiltepín

Espárragos con Chiltepín

Recipe Yield

4 to 6 servings

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

3.86 from 7 votes


  • 1 pound asparagus stalks peeled and trimmed of dry ends
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 4 to 5 dried chiltepin chiles crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

To Prepare

  • Preheat grill or griddle to medium high heat. Brush asparagus with oil and season with the salt.
  • Grill for about 8 to 10 minutes, flipping as they char and begin to soften.
  • Meanwhile, heat a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter and once it begins to bubble, add the pecans, cook for about a minute. Add the crushed chiltepin chiles, mix and cook for another minute. Remove from the heat. Add the lime juice and stir.
  • Place grilled asparagus on a plate, spoon butter pecan mixture on top.


20comments inAsparagus with Chiltepín

  1. Margarita

    Feb 12

    I look forward to all your wonderful authentic recipes every Saturday on PBS. Viva la Comida de Mexico 🇲🇽!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 08

      Thanks so much for tuning in Margarita, yay!

  2. Anonymous

    Feb 09

    Thank you giving me a great option for making asparagus really stand out.


    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 10

      So glad you liked this recipe 😉

  3. Shelley

    Sep 09

    My family loves asparagus, and I usually just roast them plain, but when I saw this recipe, I wanted to try it. I wasn’t sure about the pecans, and lime on the asparagus, along with the Chiltepin chiles, but wow, what a great combination. We love spicy foods, but had never tried Chiltepin chiles before, and after tasting them we fell in love with the flavor. They are flavorful, spicy, but not too hot. So, now we want to grow them in our back yard, and in Southern CA, where it never really gets cold, we should be able to grow them almost year round.
    Thank you for giving me a great option for making asparagus really stand out.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 03

      Thanks so much Shelley, I am so happy you fell in love with Chiltepines, aren’t those amazing? I have many recipes with them here in the website, enjoy!

  4. Deborah (mija)

    May 20

    I am looking forward to trying this on my new indoor grill plate. I wanted to say that your show touches my heart because you speak similarly to my mother from the Jalisco area. You made your flour tortillas just like she taught years ago. Now my husband assists me with frying them. A sweet memory for him, too.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 23

      Muchas gracias for your kind words Deborah, love that you like my food and love it more because it brings back sweet memories to you 🙂

  5. Chirad

    May 05

    I really would like to try this recipe. Patti made this dish also with a pecan chicken. I’m going crazy trying to find it!! 😁 My mouth will not stop watering!! 🤤❤️ Please help!! 🙏

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 10

      Look no more Chirad, here is the recipe for the Chicken in a Pecan Ancho sauce for you, enjoy!

  6. Beth

    Feb 24

    This was so easy to prepare and it was delicious! I have never tasted asparagus this delicious. I saw Pati cook these on her show and so glad I did ! My husband snd daughter loved them too!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      So glad you all liked these asparagus Beth. Un abrazo to all the family 😉


    Jan 10

    Los chilitos los venden en cualquier tienda?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      No creo Isabel, todavia no son tan populares desafortunadamente, pero seguro los encuentras en cualquier mercado Hispano o Latino, suerte!

  8. Mary Kay Hardcastle

    Jan 10

    Is there an equal flavor substitution for the chiltepín in case I cannot source it?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      Just go for some red pepper flakes Mary Kay, the chiltepin flavor is very unique, unfortunately sometimes is hard to find 😉

  9. Mary Pomeroy

    Jan 10

    I had a chiltepin bush in my flower bed near San Antonio Texas and moved away from there and didn’t bring any to grow here. Soy triste.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      Aw! I feel you Mary, chiltepines are so delicious!

  10. Suz

    Dec 22

    Looks delish

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 24

      Thanks Suz!

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