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Roasted Asparagus

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Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 20min

Asparagus is always a welcome addition to spring pasta, stews and soups. But as a side dish, it is especially delicious with herbs and butter. The sage butter in this recipe really enhances the asparagus flavor and is wonderful served with roast meat, and especially lamb.

Makes

4 servings

Serving size

¼ recipe

Ingredients

20 medium (300 grams) asparagus stalks

2 tablespoons olive oil

⅛ teaspoon sea salt (included in the nutrient analysis)

⅛ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

2 tablespoons butter

¼ cup sage leaves, fresh

1 lemon, juiced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Trim off the tough ends of the asparagus.
  3. Place asparagus in a shallow baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Melt butter and add chopped sage and lemon while asparagus is roasting.
  6. Remove the asparagus when tender, testing with a fork.
  7. Transfer asparagus to a serving dish. Pour sage/lemon butter over the stalks.
  8. Serve immediately.

Cooking Tip

Asparagus can be easily ‘trimmed’ by bending each stalk from the middle to the cut end gently. You will see where it naturally breaks, let it snap and the remaining stalk will be tender for eating.

Recipe Contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Info

Makes: 4 servings  Serving size: ¼ recipe

Calories

136

Fat

13 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Trans Fat

<1 g

Cholesterol

15 mg

Carbohydrate

5 g

Sugar

1 g

Fiber

2 g

Protein

2 g

Sodium

82 mg

Calcium

52 mg

Phosphorus

45 mg

Potassium

203 mg