Sunday, June 7, 2009
Ridiculously easy roasted asparagus ...
Asparagus was on sale for $1.88 a pound this week, so I bought two big bunches. My favorite way to make it is roasted in a hot oven, with a drizzle of good olive oil.
TARRAGON ROASTED ASPARAGUS
Fresh Asparagus, woody ends removed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash fresh asparagus and pat dry with paper towels. Remove the woody ends, either with a knife or break at the "snap." Lay asparagus spears flat in an oven-proof dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on sea salt, pepper and tarragon. Bake, uncovered, for about 5-8 minutes. I like to use the thinnest spears I can find. This should be crisp tender. You don't want it to be mushy.