Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Veggie Tuesday

I still have to force myself to eat my greens. One way is by loading up with flavor, and try not to add a lot of fat on the way. A few years ago my bother called and let it be know that the orchard behind his home had Asparagus for the picking. I have been waiting for his call but he has not called. Asparagus is one vegetable I happen to like but it is usually so expensive. It has such a short season on one day gone the next. I happen to see a bunch at the market last week it was priced to sell. I baked this asparagus while our salmon was cooking. You are saying baked asparagus, if you have never tried it you need to you will love it. Asparagus is a great source of potassium and fiber.


Lemon Baked Asparagus

1 bunch of Asparagus bottoms trimmed
1/4 cup lemon juice
steak seasoning salt
balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 450 F
Pour lemon juice in shallow dish dip each spear of asparagus in lemon juice, then roll in seasoning salt. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spread asparagus on cookie sheet, spray with cooking spray. Brush balsamic vinegar on asparagus. Roast about 10 minutes until browned crisp and tender.

14 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Excellent - asparagus is so wonderful with lemon!

Maria said...

I love asparagus, great spring dish!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Ilove roasted asparagus, they lemonis a fantastic idea!

Mary said...

I have a family that loves asparagus. One of our favorite ways to prepare it is roasting. This looks like a terrific recipe.

Joie de vivre said...

Yum! I can't wait for the first stalks of spring! Thanks for your well wishes on my site. I'm feeling slightly better today!

Joie de vivre said...

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teresa said...

Asparagus is one of my favorites, so yummy!

Cheryl said...

YUM, my neighbor turned me on to roasting veggies, but lemon juice what a great idea!

teresa said...

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Donna-FFW said...

I can not wait for asparagus to come fresh around here. I love to roast it also, with olive oil, salt and pepper, dash of balsamic, then as soon as it comes out freshly grated parm cheese. Yours sounds terrific with the lemon.

Selba said...

Yummm... I love asparagus, usually I eat it with white sauce.

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds really good. Great pairing with salmon I bet.
LL

Chef E said...

I am with Donna-FFW, and 5 Star this is good with lemon, parm and I just cannot wait to grab a piece right out of the pan!

Monica H said...

Roasted asparagus is one of my faves! In fact i even like the squishy canned kind- shhh, don't tell anyone :-)