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Roast Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh, thin asparagus
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon (optional)

Preparation

Fire your oven until it reaches 700ºF, and then allow the temperature to fall to about 500ºF, maintaining a bed of coals to lightly brown the asparagus.

Remove the tough asparagus stems.

Add 2 Tbs olive oil and the asparagus to a stainless steel or cast iron pan. Toss to mix, and then season with salt and pepper.

Roast in a moderate oven for a few minutes, until lightly brown but still a little crisp.

Options

Splash the lemon juice into the hot pan right before serving. It will sizzle and reduce to make a nice sauce.

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