Salty and savoury, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.
1 bunch of thin asparagus spears, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)
1 clove of garlic, minced (Optional)
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice (Optional)
Directions / Instructions
Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.
Per Serving: 123 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 1.7mg; sodium 471.4mg
source – cooking365.co.za