Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Roasting the asparagus brings out sweetness from the vegetable. Thin or thick spears can be used, although thicker spears provide a "meatier" flavor when roasted. If you're looking for a different way to prepare asparagus, the citrus peel and juices add a delicious touch to roasted asparagus -- a light, bright flavor that perks up the dish.
- 2 seedless oranges
- 2 lemons
- 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lbs asparagus spears
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 1⁄2-2 teaspoons tarragon leaves
- sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. From one orange and one lemon, cut 1/8 x 2-inch strips, being careful not to cut into the bitter white pith. Set aside. From the same orange and lemon squeeze a total of 2 tablespoons juice; set aside.
- Thinly slice remaining orange and lemon; drizzle slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper; set aside.
- Wash asparagus; break off woody bases at the point where the spear easily bends. Place spears in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with garlic, tarragon, and citrus strips. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat spears. Spread in a single layer and season with salt and pepper.
- Roast asparagus and citrus slices 12-15 minutes, turning once or twice with tongs, until asparagus is tender and citrus begins to brown. Transfer to a serving platter.
- Meanwhile, for vinaigrette, in small dish whisk together reserved juices and remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over roasted asparagus, citrus, and garlic. Sprinkle with roasted citrus slices. Serve warm.
YUM!!! Made this for Easter this year and everyone LOVED it!!! Easy and delicious!
Yummy! We make roasted asgaragus all the time but I loved the citrus taste to these. Will make again soon. Made for Recipe Tag.