Although many people believe that thinner asparagus spears are more tender than thicker ones, thick spears are actually just as tender. If the asparagus stems are tough, remove the outer layer with a vegetable peeler.
Everyday Food, March/April 2003
- Prep Time 25 minutes
- Total Time 25 minutes
- Serves 4
- 1 1/2 pounds asparagus
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread in a single layer.
- Roast until tender, 10 to 15 minutes, in oven.
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