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This was a lovely, easy way to make, basically, steamed asparagus. I don't have paper bags around the house, so I used parchment paper folded up around the stalks to trap the steam. As a technique, steam/roasting asparagus in the oven is my new favorite thing: foolproof, hands off, and very little clean up! The lemon and bay work very well with the asparagus. Lemon is common, but the bay leaves were new to me, and they're subtle but noticeable. The second time I made this recipe, I used one shallot slicely thinly into rings as well, which I thought further improved the flavor.
Lovely tasty asparagus! I was taken with the method and had to try it. Really very easy and perfectly cooked. loved the lemon and bay leaf flavours and it stayed crisp. thanks for posting, I will do it again.