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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic And Parmesan

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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic And Parmesan is a quick and delicious vegetable recipe. You can’t go wrong with fresh asparagus, garlic and parmesan! Try this easy side dish recipe.

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan is a quick and delicious vegetable recipe. You can’t go wrong with fresh asparagus, garlic and parmesan!
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Asparagus season has officially begun here in The Garden State (aka – New Jersey). It is a sure sign that after a long and harsh winter, spring is finally here. It is one of the first vegetables harvested in the spring in our state.

While asparagus is readily available year-round from other parts of the country, the growing season here in New Jersey only lasts about six short weeks (usually the beginning of May – mid-June).

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What ingredients do I need to make Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan?

Fresh Asparagus

3 TBS. Olive Oil

Fresh Garlic

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Salt & Pepper to taste

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan is a quick and delicious vegetable recipe. You can’t go wrong with fresh asparagus, garlic and parmesan!

How to make easy Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan Side Dish recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Wash asparagus thoroughly. New Jersey asparagus tends to be a little sandy. To remove sand, soak in cold water for a few minutes so sand the can settle to the bottom of a large mixing bowl.

With a Vegetable Peeler, peel stalks of asparagus to remove the outer skin. This helps to make it more tender.Pro Cooking Tip: To help retain its freshness, store asparagus upright in the refrigerator in a bowl of water or wrapped in a damp paper towel. This helps to keep the stalks firm and prevent it from wilting.

Step 2

Spread asparagus out on baking sheet.Drizzle with olive oil. Crush garlic on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Make sure to spread all over asparagus and coat thoroughly. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Fun facts about Asparagus

• Asparagus is high in fiber, potassium and folate.
• Approximately 1,100 acres of asparagus is grown in New Jersey.
• It takes three years from initial planting for it to mature and harvest. Once planted, it can produce for about 15 years.It grows out of the ground – like a very thick blade of grass. It is very labor-intensive to pick….think about bending over and cutting one stalk at a time.
• It is said that Queen Nefertiti proclaimed asparagus the food of the Gods.
• Asparagus varieties can be green, white or purple

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan is a quick and delicious vegetable recipe. You can’t go wrong with fresh asparagus, garlic and parmesan!

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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan is a quick and delicious vegetable recipe. You can’t go wrong with fresh asparagus, garlic and parmesan!

Kitchen Essentials Needed To Make This Asparagus Recipe

Vegetable Peeler

Cutting Board

Baking Pan


Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan is a quick and delicious vegetable recipe. You can’t go wrong with fresh asparagus, garlic and parmesan!
Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan is a quick and delicious vegetable recipe. You can’t go wrong with fresh asparagus, garlic and parmesan!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Fresh Asparagus
  • 3 TBS. Olive
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Wash asparagus thoroughly. Jersey asparagus tends to be a little sandy. To remove sand, soak in cold water for a few minutes so sand the can settle to the bottom of a large mixing bowl.
  3. Use a vegetable peeler to skin outer layer of asparagus.
  4. Spread out on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Crush garlic on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Make sure to spread all over asparagus and coat thoroughly.
  6. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes.

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13 Comments

  1. Keith loves asparagus & I’m not a fan, so never knew how to cook it for him! Thanks for the recipe…will try it soon! 🙂

  2. this is my kids favorite vegetable and way to eat it. How after tons of times making it did I JUST see to use veggie peeler to skin the stalks. I will remember this for the future!!

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