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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Oven Roasted Asparagus

I love asparagus--'tis the season!
The bottom of asparagus can be tough and woody.  Bend each spear until it breaks.  It will break where the tough part starts.

Fresh asparagus, tough ends removed
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
kosher or sea salt

Preheat oven to 425.  Place asparagus in single layer on rimmed baking sheet.  Drizzle with EVOO; sprinkle with salt.  Bake 425 for 12-15 minutes until desired tenderness.

Asparagus is a member of the Lily family, and has the highest amount of folic acid of all vegetables.  Under ideal conditions, an asparagus spear can grown 10" in a 24-hour period.