#10330: What are your favorite asparagus recipes? Here's one of mine: Roasted Asparagus with Crisp Shallots
Posted by: Meryl at 3:08 am on Apr 6, 2008
ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH CRISP SHALLOTS
3-4 Tbsp olive oil, divided (I use extra virgin)
2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed
1/8 tsp salt
A few pinches freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp finely grated orange peel
Preheat oven to 450 F (425 F for dark pans).
In a skillet, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat and saute shallots for 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a shallow roasting pan or baking pan, toss asparagus spears with remaining 1-2 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roast until asparagus is tender, about 8-10 minutes, stirring once. Remove from heat.
Add orange peel to roasting pan, mixing well.
To serve, place asparagus on plates and sprinkle with shallots.
Makes 6 servings.
Adapted from my files.
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