Monday, April 14, 2014

Roasting asparagus

The best way to cook asparagus is by roasting it in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Wash your asparagus, snap off the bottoms (gets rid of the tough and/or dried off bottom), and put them on a baking sheet.  In the photo above, I've cut the asparagus into shorter lengths, as I was using it in a pasta dish.  Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the asparagus then salt and pepper it.  Toss to coat the asparagus with the oil, salt and pepper.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes (depends on the thickness of your stalks; test with a fork to see when it's at your desired tenderness). 

Soon, there will fresh asparagus in our field, planted by someone long ago.  When it comes up, I'll be roasting it -- if it doesn't end up raw in a salad first.

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