What’s Cookin’? Merritt’s Oven-Roasted Asparagus [Recipe]
Fresh Garlic (2 cloves for every 10 to 15 spears)
Parmesan Cheese for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small baking dish, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil for each 10 to 15 spears Wash asparagus and cut about 1 to 1 1/2 inches off the bottom of each spear. Place in baking dish and gently toss to coat asparagus with oil. Sprinkle with ground pepper. Place 2 cloves of garlic in garlic press and mix in with asparagus spears. Roast in oven for 5 - 10 minutes and try not to over cook. The asparagus will continue to cook for a few minutes after it comes out of the oven. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve.
Merritt Bates-Thomas is a Nutrition Services Supervisor with Green River District Health Department.