I made this for a Christmas dinner with the Beef Tenderloin with Wine Sauce and Onion Pudding. The menu was a hit! The asparagus is simple and just perfect for accompanying two yummy but heavier dishes.
Simple Roasted Asparagus
You may need to increase the broil time depending on the size of your asparagus.
Yield: Makes 8 servings
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- 2 pounds fresh asparagus
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1. Preheat oven to broil. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Arrange in 2 (15- x 10-inch) jelly-roll pans. Drizzle with olive oil.
- 2. Broil, in 2 batches, 5 1/2 inches from heat 4 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Simple Roasted Green Beans: Substitute 2 lb. small, thin, fresh green beans, trimmed, for asparagus. Proceed with recipe as directed, broiling, in 2 batches, 7 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Makes 8 servings; Prep: 10 min., Broil: 8 min. per batch
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