If you don’t roast your asparagus, you really must start. I have converted asparagus haters by roasting it. It’s easy and so good, I can’t imagine going back to steaming it. I’m not going to say much more about it, just follow along and make it– you will love it.
1 lb asparagus
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
zest of one lemon
Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash asparagus and snap off the ends. If the stalks are thick, give them a quick peel. (This makes them nice and tender). Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Use your hands to roll it back and forth to make sure they are coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and grate lemon zest over top. Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until tender. Enjoy!!
* can be done on the bbq in an aluminum pan, high heat, upper shelf with opposite side burners on, (one side lit only). Close cover while cooking.
* also tastes great with parmesan cheese and if you have any leftovers, throw them in your salad the next day.