Monday, November 22, 2010
How to Cook Roasted Asparagus
Posted by: Maggie
I feel a little silly posting this recipe, but back when I first started to cook I seriously had no idea how to do very basic things in the kitchen. When I tried to cook stuff for myself, I literally googled things like "how to bake a potato" and "how to hard boil an egg." If you haven't spent a lot of time in the kitchen, really how are you supposed to know how long and at what temperature to cook some simple items?
Hopefully this will be useful to someone just beginning to cook, who is looking for a delicious and healthy way to prepare asparagus. This would also make a great Thanksgiving side dish, to balance out some of the heavier sides like candied sweet potatoes and stuffing.
What you'll need:
1 bunch of asparagus (washed and dried thoroughly, with ends snapped off - bend the spear in the middle until it snaps easily, about 2-3 inches above bottom)
1-2 T extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and toss with your hands to coat. Generously season with kosher salt and pepper, and stick in the oven for 10 minutes.
The spears are delicious served hot, or cold from the fridge.