These are some great tasting roasted asparagus! I served them as an appetizer. To me, the white variety of asparagus looks pretty but I still prefer the green variety better. What do you think?
Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen
Roasted Asparagus With Lemon
Ingredients2 lb. asparagus
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat to 450°F.
Snap off the tough stem ends from the asparagus spears and discard. Arrange the spears on a baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic and lemon zest. Brush the asparagus evenly with the oil, turning the spears to coat well, and season generously with salt and pepper. Arrange the lemon wedges around the asparagus.
Bake until the asparagus is tender and just turning golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a warmed serving platter and drizzle with the pan juices. Serves 8.