I got this recipe from "Simple Vegetarian Pleasures" by Jeanne Lemlin. I LOVE asparagus and am always on the lookout for new ways to make it. This is such an easy and elegant way to serve it. The asparagus gets a slightly nutty flavor after roasting, which makes it even more yummy.
This baked asparagus side dish is so easy to make, yet it provides a variation to the usual vegetables. Try different varieties of olive oil, such as roasted garlic, or basil olive oil. I have also added garlic (fresh, minced in jar or garlic powder). I often use this method to cook broccoli florets with delicious results.
Chef Traunfeld has experimented his whole life with infusing herbs & food. In this dish he uses sage and lemon to create a perfect balance of delicate flavors that embellish a dish yet somehow never overpower it.
This is a wonderful recipe for asparagus, you can cook the asparagus hours or even a day in advance and refrigerate, just warm the spears slightly in the microwave before placing them in the baking dish and broiling them. Adjust the amount of garlic to taste.
Wonderful blend of flavors in this asparagus dish designed by Chef Grace Parisi of "Food & Wine". It is super fast to prepare, healthy and so delicious!
NOTE: If you prefer to serve thicker asparagus spears, add about 10 minutes to the roasting time.