Thursday, June 2, 2011

Roasted Asparagus

Recipe #3.  Delicious and simple side dish.  We ate this tonight with our Sprout's sundried tomato meatloaf and saffron risotto (from a box).  And, yes, I had seconds of everything.

asparagus, washed and dried
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Break ends off asparagus and discard.  Place asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with a couple of Tbs olive oil.  Add a couple of shakes balsamic vinegar and swish it all together, ending with the asparagus in a single layer.  Add salt and pepper and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your asparagus.

When we have this side with Asian dishes, I use sesame oil rather than the olive/balsamic combo.  Then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds after baking.
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