Sunday, February 17, 2008

25 Things #7


Maybe it isn't spring yet, but when you have some
yummy asparagus it sure feels like it.

I was never a huge fan of asparagus.
That was until I had some at an Italian shop at the market.
It was roasted
with rosemary
and little bits of sea salt
and was so tasty I went back the next day to have it for lunch

I experimented and I think I have just about gotten the recipe down...
Roasted Asparagus

Use a vege peeler on the thick ends if the stalks aren't
thin (just on the ends though!)

Mix together 2 tbsp. olive oil,
a pinch of rosemary
pinch of sea salt
1/2 clove minced garlic
(or even a little less-this should be VERY subtle flavor of garlic)

Toss asparagus in oil mixture and spread out on a cookie sheet.
Put under the broiler (about 10 inches away from flame)
for about 12-15 minutes- until tender

Remove from oven and drizzle with a small amount of
balsamic vinegar.

Sprinkle with a little black pepper.

This is terrific hot
and equally as good chilled
I think when it is a little warmer I will do this on the
grill outside to add a smoky flavor.


Anonymous said...

It IS terrific! Thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna try it. ma

Anonymous said...

bowl is nice, too hee hee

Genevieve said...

Dear Marni,

Thank you for your Valentine's card!