Perfect Asparagus Recipe

perfect asparagus

For many years, I struggled to find the perfect asparagus. Crunchy yet cooked stalks that were not covered in butter, yet still immensely flavorful. After unsuccessfully steaming, poaching and pan-frying, I turned to the oven for a solution.

While this recipe is simple and quick (making it the last thing you should prepare before serving a meal), it is the means of making a perfect side dish, and should be part of a chef’s repertoire.

perfect asparagus

Perfect Asparagus Recipe
Perfect Asparagus Recipe
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Nutrition Facts
Perfect Asparagus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 388mg 16%
Potassium 234mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 1%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Sides
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus washed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon quartered
Course Sides
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus washed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon quartered
Perfect Asparagus Recipe
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Rating: 0
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Rate this recipe!
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Asparagus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 388mg 16%
Potassium 234mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 1%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Break off the bottoms of the asparagus. Toss with the olive oil, garlic, shallot, salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the asparagus one spear deep.
  3. Insert the sheet into the oven and bake for 6 to 9 minutes, until it has reached the desired tenderness – leave it in longer if wanting it softer. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.
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While this recipe is simple and quick (making it the last thing you should prepare before serving a meal), it is the means of making a perfect side dish, and should be part of a chef’s repertoire.