Monday, March 22, 2010

oven roasted asparagus

This is the only way to eat cooked vegetables in my opinion :)
Other vegetables may take longer to cook.

1 lb of asparagus
1 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees. My cookie sheet is dark. If you are using a light coloured cookie sheet you can increase the temperature to 400.

Trim and wash asparagus and spread in single layer on cookie sheet.
Lightly salt and pepper ( maybe a pinch of salt and 2 grinds of fresh pepper)
Dot the butter over the vegetables.
Once oven comes to temperature, place cookie sheet into oven on middle rack. Roast 10-15 minutes turning after 7 minutes.
Thin asparagus will cook faster so be sure to watch that it roasts but does not burn.
Place on serving plate and sprinkle with cheese.

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