One of my earliest memories of eating asparagus was having someone boil it, over cooking it and wanting me to eat this soft chewy vegetable. Ew. I was turned off by it quickly. I didn't try it again until I was able to actually cook it myself. I always either have the hubby grill it on the barbecue or I put it in the oven. In this case, I made it in the oven.
This is a quick and easy recipe that doesn't take long at all and the turnout is absolutely delicious!
1lb. Asparagus, ends trimmed
1tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Lemon, Zest and juice
Pinch of Sea Salt
Lots of freshly cracked pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Toss or mist the asparagus with olive oil and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice until evenly coated.
Add a pinch or two, to your liking, of sea salt, and then add the freshly-cracked black pepper. Add in the oven and roast for no more than 15 minutes, or until asparagus is tender.
Remove and garnish with lemon zest.