March 12, 2010

Roasted Asparagus

Today I was in the grocery store with my 17year old.   We were rushing to pick up a few things on our way to an appointment and were literally blowing through the store.  We both stopped though,  when we saw them bringing out the asparagus.  It wasn't just any asparagus, it was the yummy, baby asparagus you can only find in the spring.  It must be spring!  I grabbed a big bunch and vowed that no matter what, we would eat it tonight.  So, tonight became a simple steak on the grill and roasted asparagus with parmesan cheese.  So, so, delicious! There were only 3 of us eating and we were all fighting over the asparagus. Roasting it is my absolute favorite way to make it. The roasting imparts such great flavor to the asparagus and the parmesan just finishes it off.  Try some this weekend.  I promise you, it will feel like spring in your house, too!  

Roasted Asparagus (should serve 4!)

1 bunch of asparagus(approx 1- 11/2 lb)
1 tblsp olive oil
Kosher Salt
Freshly ground Pepper
1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400.  Toss asparagus with olive oil, sprinkle of salt and a few turns of pepper mill.  Lay in a single layer on baking sheet.  Bake for 10-15 minutes until starting to brown. (Keep an eye on asparagus, once it starts to brown, it goes fast). Grate parmesan cheese over asparagus and put back in oven for 3-5 minutes.  Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! That looks so yummy! I have never roasted asparagus before, but I sure will now. Thanks for the recipe!