Friday, April 20, 2012

Roasted Asparagus


This week's recipe swap was a Celebrity Chef recipe.  I am so happy to have received a veggie side dish, since I'm always looking for great and easy ones.  I was sad to see it was asparagus, because while I love it, my husband won't eat it and I had a feeling my children would react the same way.

I thought this was delicious and couldn't possibly have been more simple.  Of course my husband didn't take any, but my children had no choice.  My 2 year old, who won't even try many foods, ate about one stalk while my 4 year old ate a few bites, especially after I called them "Truffala Trees."

Thank you so much to Dawn for this easy recipe from Ina Garten, and Sarah for hosting the swap.  Check out Sarah's blog for the whole Recipe Swap run down!



Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Source:  Ina Garten via Simple Gourmet Cooking


2 1/2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
lemon wedges, for serving

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place asparagus in a single layer on a sheet pan. Drizzle asparagus lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the asparagus and return to the oven for another two minutes. Sprinkle lightly with lemon juice and serve with lemon wedges.

Adapted from Ina Garten

3 comments:

Dawn said...

So glad you liked it! Hopefully your kids will learn to love asparagus-your husband doesn't know what he's missing!

Carole said...

Since you like asparagus, you might be interested in this collection of all things asparagus. Asparagus Food on Fridays

The Home Cook said...

I love asparagus and this is a great recipe! I hope the kids learn to love them, too.

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

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