Roasted Asparagus

It’s almost embarassing to call this a recipe, but I wanted to post about this roasted asparagus because it’s SO easy and delicious. Hubby and I always prepare vegetables with our dinner and asparagus is one of our favs (along with brussels sprouts). 99 times out of 100 when we have asparagus we roast it.


As you all know, Hubby LOVES garlic. So we usually throw some in with the asparagus. But tonight I was making it for just me, so I left the garlic out. Either way it’s delicious and you can throw the asparagus in the oven and forget about it while you prepare the rest of your meal.


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Roasted Asparagus

Yield: 2-4

Ingredients:

1 bundle asparagus - look for fatter stalks
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to avoid a mess.

Prepare asparagus by holding a piece with both hands, one hand on each end. Bend until the asparagus snaps. The bottom part should be discarded. Snap asparagus in half again, or leave stalks long and place on baking sheet. Repeat until all asparagus in on the sheet.

Drizzle the olive oil over asparagus. Use your hand to stir it up so all the asparagus gets coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add garlic if using.

Roast in oven for 15 minutes, stirring once in the middle. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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11 Responses to “Fire Roasted Ketchup”

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    Amanda — June 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    wow! looks yummy to me. 🙂Service Express

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    Sunshine — June 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    So at first I was concerned that it had corn in it. Then I saw that those little yellowy looking things were garlic. Now I’m sold! I’ll be making this for my best friend’s surprise birthday party BBQ. Thanks so much!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — June 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Looks awesome!

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    Mandy — June 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    That looks YUMMY! I am totally making this!

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    Elina — June 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    This looks more like a cooked salsa. I bet it’s delicious 🙂

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — June 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    This looks really fresh and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    bcallegra — June 10, 2010 at 2:41 am

    This is going to be a funny comment coming from me, for those who know me well. This recipe looks great, and I’m a person that hates regular ketchup! As one of the other commenters mentioned, this looks more like a salsa topping which is what I’m hoping for. Also, funny that you mentioned grills since we just purchased our first grill – perfect opportunity to try this recipe!

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — June 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — June 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    This looks soooooo yummy. I’m always looking for something new to spread on burgers, it is grilling season after all, well not today, but still.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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    giz — June 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for visiting our blog. I like your version of bacon wrapped dates – have to try that too. Also love easy condiment making – looks fabulous

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    Jennifer Sikora — June 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I just found your blog! OH my gosh!! You have the best looking recipes!

    I am trying this ketchup out!

    Come visit me and view my recipes at http://www.jennifersikora.com

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