Here is the first recipe for my April Challenge. Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, and it just happened to be on sale this week at the grocery store. I bought two pounds, and I almost ate one pound by myself this afternoon. I am a huge garlic fan, so I knew this recipe was going to be a winner. I really enjoyed the combo of the olive oil, salt, and garlic with the asparagus. The lemon drizzled at the end really set off the other flavors well. I usually steam my asparagus, but this recipe tastes far better. I can’t wait to try it again!
Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Source: Food Network, Emeril Lagasse
- 2 pounds of asparagus, tough ends trimmed, rinsed and patted dry
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 425 F. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, olive oil, and garlic. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, and toss. Lay asparagus out on baking sheet. Bake until asparagus are tender and lightly browned (15-20 minutes) depending on their thickness, stirring twice. Remove from oven and drizzle lemon juice over asparagus. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.