Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Simplistic Asparagus

Asparagus is in season right now and is such a fun vegetable to serve up as a side dish because you can eat it with your fingers, if you so wish. It's one of my favorite vegetables.

Start off with  1 lb. fresh asparagus, rinsed.  Place in a baking dish and drizzle very lightly with olive oil. Squeeze the juice of a lemon on top. Sprinkle with a dash of kosher salt and black pepper.

Place in an oven set to "low broil" and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Toss the asparagus and sprinkle with freshly grated parmeasan cheese.

Return to oven and allow the asparagus to cook for another 5 minutes. Be careful to not overcook your asparagus because this is one of those vegetables that doesn't taste good when super limp and mushy.

It does taste perfect however when it is a smidge soft yet still has a bit of the crunch-factor remaining.

And there you go! This is seriously such a simple side dish that I think I'm just going to leave off putting the exact directions at the bottom here like I usually do. However, you can click here for the printable recipe.

1 comment:

  1. I love asparagus. My fav way to serve it is blanched and then cooled. Toss with a bit of balsamic vinaigrette, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cubes, and fresh basil leaves (ok, this is more of a summerish recipe but so good!).


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