28 Reviews

Outstanding! This is by far the tastiest asparagus we have ever cooked. Very simple to cook, I placed the asparagus in a ziploc, added a bit of olive oil & s&p, shook it up & onto a baking sheet. They roasted for about 8 minutes in a very hot oven, and about half way through cooking, just tossed them around a bit so they didn't burn. Added a sprinkling of parmesano reggiano & they barely made it to the table. Will definitely be making these babies again - real soon!

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Jodi B. March 09, 2003

My picky eater 14 year old daughter asked for seconds...need I say more?

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xxoo May 20, 2003

Served this at my Easter dinner, and it got rave reviews. I trimmed & cut the asparagus spears into 4" pieces, then placed them in a zip-top bag, drizzled on some extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper & let them marinate in the fridge while the turkey was in the oven. When the turkey was done, I cranked the oven up to 500F, tossed the asparagus into a roasting pan & into the oven it went. I left off the lemon since I didn't have it on hand. Quick, easy, & definitely delicious - perfect side dish for Easter or anytime. Much better than steamed or boiled asparagus. Thanks for posting! -M :-)

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Mary Scheffert April 21, 2003

This was really great. It always bothered me when I would boil asparagus and the water was green at the end. It made me feel that I left all the vitamins behind! The roasting left a nice, crisp, mellow flavour that went well with the roasted chicken and basmati rice I served along with it.

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Miraklegirl March 23, 2003

Yyyummmm! We like asparagus, but have never loved it as much as we do since trying your simple but incredible recipe! I doubt we'll ever go back. The roasting mellows the flavor and the asparagus lost its harsh edge. It was really easy to make and the texture was fabulous...tender but crispy, with slightly crunchy tips. Delightful! I skipped the lemon and sprinkled it with a little coarse salt. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Miss Erin!

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Linorama March 03, 2003

After soggy asparagus in boiling water to burned stems on the grill, I tried this in a hurry one night. It is the perfect answer for flavorful, crisp asparagus. Even the asparagus was happy! I topped it with 1/2 tablespoon of olive tapenade on top for a nice kick! Great recipe!

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Gene-O March 02, 2003

Well, I have to say for someone who never ate asparagus due to dislike--these changed my mind! I found them to be very good cooked this way. Hubby also liked them so I guess from now on I like 'em! Really easy to fix & they were great with the roasted potatos & pork I served them with.

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Iron Bloomers May 23, 2002

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! No salt, pepper, or additional seasonings necessary. This recipe stands on its on exactly as is! Thanks for sharing!

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breezermom March 03, 2011

Great asparagus! Once again, simple can be the best! Very simple and very good. Thanks Miss Erin for a nice treat. Made for Alphabet Chef Soup Tag.

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lazyme April 19, 2010

Very nice side dish. Everyone enjoyed this dish. Simple but good, just the way food should be.

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Maryland Jim March 12, 2009
Roasted Asparagus