Roasting asparagus at a high temperature concentrates its flavor and guarantees a tender -- but not mushy -- texture. To ensure crunchy crumbs, sprinkle them on just before serving.



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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet, and drizzle with oil. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast until tender, 18 to 20 minutes, then transfer to a platter.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add panko, and cook, stirring frequently, until deep golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice and zest. Season with salt.

  • Top asparagus with breadcrumbs, and garnish with lemon.

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Rating: 5 stars
these were great! great addition to easter dinner, thanks martha
Rating: 5 stars
My new all time favorite recipe for asparagus. I am sharing it with everyone. Simple and easy; even my husband enjoyed it!