Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Oven Roasted Asparagus
From Lynda's Recipe Box
1 pound asparagus- I only used 1/2 pound for 2 of us
Wash and dry the asparagus and spread it out on a baking sheet.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle the asparagus with olive oil. It will depend on how mush you are cooking, but for 1 pound I usually use 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss together until asparagus is oil covered. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bake until asparagus if tender crisp, or to desired tenderness. (I poke it with a fork.) I baked these spears 9 minutes, but it often takes longer is the spears are larger. Watch carefully! Enjoy!
Note: Fresh lemon juice squeezed over the asparagus after it comes out of the oven adds some great flavor too.