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January 27, 2011

Garlic and Lemon Roasted Asparagus

You gotta love simple, basic recipes. They make life so much easier after a long day's work. I love recipes like these. Delicious, nutritious, and yet so quick and easy to make without a lot of fuss. 

Besides the fact that it makes my pee smell funny, I pretty much love asparagus. I used to be so much more of a picky eater, and it was always tough for me to find veggies that I liked. Asparagus has just always been one of those veggies I like. I definitely like it grilled, with that nice charred taste. But usually I am roasting it in the oven. I serve my asparagus usually with some kind of seafood, like fish or scallops. Sorry, no measurements here. This is a recipe I came up with on my own, and didn't really measure out the seasonings or oil. Just use however much you like :)

Garlic and Lemon Roasted Asparagus
From the kitchen of SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl
  • asparagus
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon + juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder 
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Rinse the asparagus, and break off the ends and discard. Place asparagus on baking pan and drizzle the tips with a bit of olive oil. Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice over top of the asparagus. Season the asparagus with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then slice the lemon thinly and place a few slices over top of the asparagus to cook with it in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes. Stir asparagus once finished to make sure all of the flavors are distributed evenly.

Yeah, I know you are asking.... why in the world would you post such a simple recipe? But sometimes I have found myself needing directions for even the simplest things, like how to roast broccoli, or how to saute green beans. So here it is for you, simple and easy and yet so tasty. You will thank me later.  : )

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Mostly Food and Crafts said...

Thanks for linking up to Mostly Made By You! I love roasted asparagus -as far as Im concerned it's the only way to eat it. Thanks for sharing.


HaleyLeann said...

Delicious! Such a pretty dish too. It's amazing what a little color will do. Thanks so much for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

Faith said...

that looks so delish and i'm not even a fan of asparagus! i should probably give it another shot! the hubs is always asking for me to make other veggies besides corn, broccoli and cauliflower.

Unknown said...

I've never been a huge fan of asparagus...but heck, you put garlic and lemon on it and I'm gonna devour it!!

Desi said...

@Danielle, have you tried it grilled? It is yummy like that too but hard to do in the cold weather!

@HaleyLeann... those yellow lemons really makes it pop, don't they?!

@Faith, Ha and I am not a huge fan of cauliflower.... I think I should give it another try! Got any good recipes? I do love corn and broc too though :)

@Jenn.... yeah garlic and lemon make all things better!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Vickdn,
This is a great side dish, I just love Roasted Asparagus. Your recipe looks very good. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

Desi said...

Thanks Miz Helen, I will definitely be back :)

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations Vickidn,
I am honored to pass along The Stylish Blog Award to you. You have a great blog. You can pick up your award on my blog.
Best Wishes,
Miz Helen

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! I hope you come back next week and link something new!

Have a great weekend!

It's a Keeper

Unknown said...

i eat only a few veggies and asparagus is one of them.:p

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Stopping by from Miz Helen's Country Cottage, congratulations!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I love asparagus and simple the recipe better it tastes. Yours is a winner.

Stopping by from recipe exchange linky.

Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

thanks for this simple veggie recipe.

Unknown said...

Lemon with asparagus. Perfect combo! Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Delicious! I usually just roast my asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper - love these simple additions! Thanks for linking up to Tailgating Time, hope to see you again tomorrow :-)

Brittany said...

Umm Yum!!
This is a serious Seasonal Sunday recipe!

Brittany said...

Umm Yum!!
This is a serious Seasonal Sunday recipe!

Desi said...

Thanks so much for the award, Miz Helen! You are too kind : )

Thank all of you who stopped by from linky parties, or to congratulate me on my award!

And Brittany, I think I wanted to add this to the Seasonal Sunday link but I didn't see asparagus listed as one of the winter foods. But heck, I will go enter it in now! Thanks!

Unknown said...

right with you on the simple,easy recipes.this one seems so sun-shiny--perfect for a winter's day :) thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

Anonymous said...

This is perfect comfort food for our Beat the Winter Blues link party. Come link up!

Desi said...

Thanks, Karen! I linked up!

Anonymous said...

thanks for linking to the party- indulge your sweet tooth is @ Moninvore's Dilemma on friday. I hope you link up for the other days of the party!

Wendy said...

I love asparagus....just wish it was always in season. Just stopping to say thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday last week. Sorry that I'm a bit late.

Around My Family Table

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations Desi,
You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week 2-3-11. Come by and pick up your Red Plate.
Best Wishes,
Miz Helen

Desi said...

Aww Miz Helen you are so sweet! Thanks for featuring me on Full Plate Thursday this week! I will definitely be by to pick up my badge :) Thanks for hosting!

Miss Mommy said...

I picked your dish from Miz helen's FPT! I'll be linking to you on Monday for MPM!


Miss Mommy {Emily}

Miss Mommy said...

Yep, it was delicious! Even my 4 year old loved it!

Desi said...

That's great! You are good for getting them to eat veggies at that age! I don't think I ate asparagus until I was a teen/young adult! Thanks for trying : )