You may need to increase the broil time depending on the size of your asparagus.
2 pounds fresh asparagus
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
How to Make It
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.
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
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.
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