Monday, February 15, 2010

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

I bought some asparagus the other day that needs to be eaten up asap. So, I'm gonna try this recipe tonight!

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
from the Barefoot Contessa on Food Network

2 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus (about 30 large)
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
2 lemons cut in wedges, for serving

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. If the stalks of the asparagus are thick, peel the bottom 1/2 of each. Lay them in a single layer on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and return to the oven for another minute. Serve with lemon wedges.

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