Monday, April 9, 2012

Roasted Asparagus

I didn't start liking asparagus until I was 19. Now I eat it like it is chocolate. One of my favorite ways to make it is to roast it in the oven with a little Parmesan cheese melted on top. My little Brody loves it just as much as me. The best part is the some of the cheese is gooey and some gets crunchy. Give a try and I bet you will make it like this over and over. 

Ingredients
1 bunch of asparagus with ends cut off.
2 tbs Parmesan cheese
1 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper (just a dash)

Directions
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the ends off of the asparagus and wash. Dry them and lay them on a cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil and toss around to get oil on each one. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper on top and bake for 10-15 minutes. Then add Parmesan and roast for 1-2 more minutes.

20 comments:

  1. I should try it that way cause it looks yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's so simple, it's awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The moment I saw the lineup of asparagus I knew I found a kindred food soul! We roast asparagus all the time during the spring. Try blending the roasted asparagus with chicken broth and taragon for an asparagus soup (thank you Mark Bitman!). Lovely photo. Oh yes, we have the same tea jar too. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love me some asparagus - anyway you serve it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. If you will blanch the asparagus in boiling water for one minute and then plunge it into iced water, it will be very moist and delicate.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love asparagus but I don't like bitter asparagus. =)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love asparagus and I especially love them when they're roasted. Yum. These look wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Do you believe that I've never made aspargus? I'll try this recipe, for sure. It's a safe way to start cooking them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Throw in a little bacon or pancetta and it makes it even better!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Andrea, thank you for your visit. I'm sending this right now to my sister who called just a couple of hours ago asking what to do with asparagus. Very useful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing this with your sister. Let me know what she thought.

      Delete
  11. So glad you came over to my blog!! I have never made asparagus, but I love it!! I'm going to try this out!!

    I'm following you back:)
    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Let me know what you think of the recipe.

      Delete
  12. Looks ace. I just found out that asparagus is extremely water soluble. So if you boil it you may as well throw the flavour down the sink with it. I could that now.

    I've just made this with asparagus. http://wp.me/p2fe8y-5Y

    Is a man allowed to crave a vegetable too?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Simple, elegant and tasty...well done.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Isn't it great how such a simple recipe makes this vegetable so scrumptious? I agree: the varying textures with the cheese is delightful - especially with that asparagus crunch!

    ReplyDelete
  15. My wife is in the process of making herself like asparagus, I should try this one on her :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is our house standard asparagus recipe and we eat a LOT of asparagus. Delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh how I love asparagus! This sounds so good!

    ReplyDelete
  18. We dont get much of asparagus here frequently, but When i buy some I will surely give them a try.

    ReplyDelete