Sunday, March 1, 2009

Meal Planner Monday: Vegetables - Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

This is one of the easiest recipes ever! Lay the asparagus flat in a baking pan or baking sheet. (I cut the spears in half.) Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper if you like. Bake at 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. It is so good especially right now when it's too cold to grill outside(and healthy as long as you don't go overboard on the oil). And, I learned that asparagus is "in season" right now in the grocery stores... I had it the other night with just plain chicken breast and mashed potatoes...and another night with pork pieces seasoned lightly with soy sauce over rice...and another night with tuna steak and baked sweet potato...yum!


Anonymous said...

You gave Dad an idea!!!! Today when we got groceries we had to get some asparagus. It sounded good and made you think spring was here even though the temp. here is COLD!!!
The weather says 16' and feels like 0' BUT that's not true - It feels much colder. The wind is terrible.

Happy spring eating,

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,

I make something very similar to this. After it is done cooking, I sprinkle some parmesan cheese on it. Yummy! We had it the other week, & it tasted so good!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
I do a similar recipe, but i added some grated parmesan cheese on top too before you bake it. It is delicious!
Jen Patosky