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I roasted the asparagus 3 ways and then tasted them with my husband. Our favorite ones were roasted with olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper and lemongrass mint balsamic vinegar. I cooked them @ 400 degrees for 10 mins. They were perfect! Thanks for your recipe.
This was the best asparagus that I have ever had! I left out the salt (due to dietary restrictions) and the garlic (because I was serving it with a garlic heavy meal) and it was still perfect. Also skipped step 4 because it tasted amazing before adding anything else.
I am going to roast my remaining asparagus tomorrow night for dinner as I was very happy with the results following the recipe. I had never sed my potato peeler for the tough ends of the stalks but it made an amazing improvement! Thanks!
I like to chop my asparagus and add baby bella mushrooms toss with olive oil , chopped garlic, parsley and salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes.
Very nice indeed…I have baby Bella in my refrigerator so I am going to add them to my asparagus tonight …thanks
Easy and nice, love it!
These are a bit bland for us. I drizzle with olive oil, minced garlic, and balsamic vinegar. About 5 minutes before they are done, I drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds. If I want to take it up a notch I will sprinkle crisp prosciutto bit on them after they are done.
Instead of lemon juice, I like to add a bit of lemon zest before it goes in the oven. Adds a decided bright, but delicate, hit of lemon.
I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to roast vegetables; you made it so easy and the taste is so much better! I also tossed thick-cut onion slices in the oil and sprinkled sea salt, pepper, and because I didn’t have garlic powder I added turmeric for its health benefits. I’d bought thin asparagus spears so only roasted for 7 minutes. Perfect, and delicious!
Hi Kathy, roasted vegetables are the best! So much great flavor.
Thanks for posting! This is my new favorite way to cook asparagus – so simple and delicious!
You’re welcome Elizabeth, I’m so glad you like it!
Thank you so much for this recipe!!! I made this tonight with oven- baked chicken wings and mac-n-cheese. So gooooood! I used sesame oil instead of olive oil – delicious! Making more for lunch tomorrow. ;)
I’m so glad you liked the asparagus Gwendolyn! Love the idea of using sesame oil, yum.
We love roasted asparagus. But I put my as pages in a bowl add olive oil salt pepper garlic and Parmesan. Spread out on cookie sheet with bacon layer on top. Cook 400 for 10 minutes. Then turn broiler on until bacon is done. There is never a bite left.
Lol! I bet that is delicious. Why is it that whenever I look up a recipe for it’s healthful benefits, there is always that ingredient that takes it to sublime — and it’s usually BACON?!
Yeah, I’m trying that. Sounds great, but then again, how can you go wrong with bacon? LOL
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Great recipe! I made this tonight, and I put the spears and oil and seasonings in a one gallon zip bag and shook it all up instead of getting the stuff all over my hands. Delicious and easy!
This is such a good recipe! I’ve used it several times and today it was extra good! I put the asparagus, oil, salt and pepper, and garlic in a plastic bag and massaged it before putting it on a cookie sheet to roast. Paired with a good strip steak and that’s all you need! Great dinner tonight!
Your recipes always rock. This was awesome as always even though I forgot the lemon juice. Nice tip on the larger stalks.
I work at Trader Joe’s – every time a customer buys thick asparagus, I give them my “Have you tried ROASTING it???” speech. I tell them how simple and fabulous this recipe is, they go off and roast their asparagus, and return to tell me how wonderful it was. I was a die-hard asparagus steamer before, but no more – thank you!
While the asparagus are roasting (thick ones are best and most flavorful), mix balsamic vinegar, soy and butter and simmer till slightly thickened. Pour over asparagus when you take them out of oven. Delicious!
We like to grill our asparagus on the stove top.
We found using the thin asparagus works best.
Heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Add the asparagus; throw in some chopped or pressed garlic, a pinch of salt and the most important ingredient of all port wine. Cook until the asparagus gets tender about 5 or 10 minutes and all the alcohol from the port wine has evaporated. Wrap the asparagus in aluminum foil pouring the left over reduced port sauce from the pan on them until ready to sever because they get cold quick.
The other thing we tried was we drizzled olive oil, a pinch of salt and some pressed garlic over the asparagus in a bowl. Over medium eat, we added the asparagus to one of the frying pans which has holes in the bottom (I think you use this to cook vegetables on outdoor grills) and cooked the asparagus until they start to blacken. They came out very firm and yummy.
My wife and I are going to try roasting them in the oven next time.