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Oven Roasted Asparagus

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This is one of the most ridiculously simple vegetable dishes in existence. It can be served on its own or used in any number of side dishes or salads.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 4 Tablespoons (up To 5 Tablespoons) Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

After you wash the asparagus thoroughly, stack a bunch together and lop off the tough/thick bottom an inch or so.

Spread out the asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Pat it as dry as you can, as you don’t want any water to “steam” the asparagus in the oven.

Begin by generously drizzling olive oil all over the asparagus and then sprinkle the asparagus generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Roast the asparagus for about ten minutes. The secret here is for the oven to be very hot so the asparagus can begin to brown on the outside without overcooking and getting too flimsy. You want the finished asparagus to still have a bite to it.

Enjoy!

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Melissa McCauley on 4.6.2010

Made this for Easter and my in-laws ate it all!

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meeshiesmom on 3.12.2010

This is exactly how I make mine on the grill. Can’t wait for the wild asparagus that comes up in the spring. Nothing compares. I also use this same method for zucchini. So good. Thanks.

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Bare Feet on the Dashboard on 3.12.2010

we do this at least once a week! i thought i didn’t like asparagus until about 2 years ago (i’m 30). now, i love it.

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hmac on 3.11.2010

This is exactly how I make asparagus and it’s sooooooo good! I blame the salt.

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pattycake on 3.11.2010

My family loves asparagus this way…try drizzling a little bit of balsamic vinegar on it just as you take it out of the oven…divine!

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Susan on 4.8.2012

On the spur of the moment, we made for dinner this afternoon with leftover asparagus. The ingredients were very basic, the preparation was easy and the results were delicious!

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elledee on 6.23.2011

Tried this tonight. AMAZING!!! I think my husband would give this 10 stars if he could. He just sat there through the whole meal muttering, ‘mmmm…’ ‘oh yeah…’ ‘this is awesome…’ ‘delicious…’ The main course just felt like an afterthought after the asparagus!

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thegoodwifesacookin on 6.19.2011

We love this, but I suggest 2 bunches of asparagus. :)

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bopsie on 12.13.2010

Very easy to make and tastes wonderful!

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keke575 on 11.15.2010

Simple yet wonderful.

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