You can find fresh, plump asparagus in the market from February to June, but the peak months are April and May. So right now is the best time to be experimenting with recipes for this delicious vegetable. When choosing the perfect spears, fresh asparagus will be bright green with no signs of shriveling. When you select a bunch at the store, try to buy them approximately the same size so that they cook evenly.
oven roasted asparagus with garlic
This asparagus recipe has just a few simple ingredients and makes for an easy and delicious side dish with any meal. The roasting method gives it a savory taste. The lime helps to brighten the natural flavor of the spears. This dish is beautiful, elegant and healthy.
2 bunches of asparagus of nearly equal size (15-20 spears per bunch)
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of fresh ground pepper
4-6 garlic cloves crushed through a garlic press
Half to one whole lime, to taste
Preheat your oven to 350°. Wash and trim two bunches of asparagus spears and place them in a baking dish.
In a mixing bowl combine oil, spices squeeze the lime juice and press the garlic. Brush the mixture over the garlic.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.