Oven Roasted Asparagus

24 02 2011

I grew up eating asparagus all the time and actually really enjoyed it.  It wasn’t until I got older and moved away from California that I realized not many people eat asparagus and many don’t even know what it is.  My favorite way to eat asparagus is to roast it in the oven and then sprinkle with a little bit of Parmesan cheese.  The tips get just a little charred and they are so tender.

The key to asparagus is making sure you get the enough of the tough end off.  If they have been in the store awhile and not kept in water the ends tend to dry out and become very tough.  When buying your asparagus make sure to pick out a bundle that has the smallest asparagus because it will not be tough like the bigger ones.

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To prep the asparagus take one out of the bundle and at the bottom bend the asparagus until it snaps in half.  Then cut the rest of the asparagus to match.  The bottom part can then be used to make soup if you want to.  Place the asparagus on a cookie sheet and coat with olive oil. Then sprinkle with some coarse ground salt and bake at 400o F for 10-15 minutes.

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Once out of the oven sprinkle with some shredded Parmesan cheese and enjoy right away.  A great addition to any meal.

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

~ 1 bundle of Asparagus

~ olive oil

~ coarse ground salt

~ shredded Parmesan cheese

 

Pre-heat oven to 400o F. To prep the asparagus take one out of the bundle and at the bottom bend the asparagus until it snaps in half.  Then cut the rest of the asparagus to match.  Place the asparagus on a cookie sheet and coat with olive oil. Then sprinkle with some coarse ground salt and bake for 10-15 minutes. Once out of the oven sprinkle with some shredded Parmesan cheese.

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26 02 2011
What was in those baskets this week? « 4peatssake

[…] we got this week were the little spears which are not as woody as the bigger spears.  You can make oven roasted asparagus with them or I am planning on making prosciutto wrapped asparagus and I will post the recipe later […]

26 03 2011
What was in the baskets this week? « 4peatssake

[…] love to make either the Oven Roasted Asparagus or the Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with my asparagus. But the Balsamic Asparagus Chicken was a […]

23 04 2011
What was in those bountiful baskets on 4-23-11 « 4peatssake

[…] with taztziki sauce. It has been awhile since we have had asparagus and a favorite in our house is oven roasted asparagus but don’t forget about the prosciutto wrapped asparagus. I am defiantly making grilled pineapple […]

6 08 2011
What was in those baskets on Aug 6th « 4peatssake

[…] Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. It is delicious. If you aren’t up for that much work we also love oven roasted asparagus. A great main dish is Balsamic Asparagus Chicken but only if you love Balsamic vinegar like […]

10 12 2011
What was in those baskets on December 10th? « 4peatssake

[…] in my basket this week. It is one of my favorite veggies. My two favorite ways to prepare it is Oven Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus. Another great dish is Balsamic Asparagus Chicken. This recipe […]

28 01 2012
What was in those baskets on January 28th « 4peatssake

[…] is another favorite of mine and I like to make Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Balsamic Asparagus or Oven Roasted Asparagus. All are family […]

11 02 2012
What was in those baskets on February 11th? « 4peatssake

[…] week I made Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus and this week I am going to make Oven Roasted Asparagus with our amazing looking asparagus. For a main dish try Balsamic Asparagus […]

10 03 2012
What was in those baskets on March 10th « 4peatssake

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24 03 2012
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31 03 2012
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7 04 2012
What was in those baskets on April 7th « 4peatssake

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