December 17, 2010

Roasted Asparagus

Preparing Asparagus for cooking

You can either cut off a couple of inches of the stalk or, preferably, you can simply bend each spear until it breaks at its natural breaking point. Using the breaking method will make sure that you end up with nice tender spears of asparagus without any waste.

Quick Roasted Asparagus
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Dump asparagus spears on baking tray
  3. Drizzle with plenty of olive oil
  4. Toss asparagus spears to coat in olive oil
  5. Spread them out on baking tray evenly
  6. Sprinkle sea salt (or kosher salt) on asparagus
  7. Grind pepper over asparagus
  8. Sprinkle bits of chopped garlic over asparagus
  9. Stick in the oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes
I usually let them cook until the asparagus is sizzling in the oil and there's a bit of browning. If you like yours a little crisper, you can take them out after they've turned bright green.
Once they are out of the oven, you can squeeze some lemon on them or shred some Parmesan cheese over them or sprinkled some balsamic vinaigrette or Caesar dressing.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I made this yesterday and it is amazingly simply and very yummy! Thanks Suzi for sharing!

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