This page is dedicated to an assortment of roasted asparagus recipes that are easy to prepare and delicious to eat. Although we have a whole page dedicated to dinner party recipes many of these recipes would be just as much at home at a dinner party as they would as a part of a family meal.
Some of the keys to good roast asparagus are in getting to know your own oven and how long/ how hot you need to set it to cook the asparagus just right. The other issue is using olive oil / extra virgin olive oil as described in the recipes rather than substituting for a general (albeit cheaper) vegetable oil will give you much the best results.
This recipe is good enough for an appetizer for any dinner party or as a treat for lunch.
Grill the bacon instead of frying for a slightly healthier, lower fat finished product.
Lemon juice out of a bottle will do but for best results use the real thing.
2 pounds asparagus
Coarsely-ground black pepper
2 rashers of bacon
1 (3 1/2- to 4-ounce) roll of soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (zest)
Another alternative as shown in the pciture is to grill the asparagus and whilst grilling on the second side put the goats cheese on top of the arparagus and grill lightly. Very yummy!
Cooking Time: 7 mins
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This is a really easy side dish good enough for any meal.
1/2 lb asparagus
1 red pepper
1 yellow or orange pepper
1 butternut squash or 2 courgettes
Selection of herbs (ideally fresh finely chopped)
Cooking Time: 7 mins
This dish as with most dishes will be much better if you can use fresh herbs, either straight out of the garden or off the window sill.
Experiment with different mixtures of vegetables according to what is available.
We hope you like these recipes for roasted asparagus. You may be interested in these recipes as well:Smoked Scottish Mackerel and Asparagus Bake
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Basics of how to cook fresh asparagusstart by looking at How to Cook Asparagus first for some background information on a range of cooking methods.
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