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How to Make Roasted Asparagus

For a nice twist from the typical grilled asparagus try it another way: roasted. This side pairs perfectly with chicken, fish or beef.

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Hi, I'm Miranda Valentine with the recipe.com, and today, I'm gonna show you how to make roasted asparagus. So I have our ingredients all laid out here. We have 4 pounds of asparagus washed, trimmed and peeled. We also have a quarter teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Now, by roasting the asparagus in the olive oil instead of boiling in water really allows you to retain that tender, crisp quality which we all love. You can serve low-calorie side dish with beef, chicken or fish. So to start, we are going to assemble our little asparagus roasted goodness over here. Now, because of the amount and the size of asparagus we have in the pans that I have, I'm going to divide it into 2 pans. If you have a baking dish that's large enough to accommodate all of this then by all means use it or, you know, break it up as needed. So let's start. We want this to be able to fit in, you know, a single layer along the bottom. Okay. So let's assemble this. Beautiful! And then our next one, now behind me my oven has preheated to 450 degrees. That's the nice roasting temperature that we're gonna use today. So just continue. Okay, so now that we have this all assembled. Here comes the fun part, we're gonna toss them with our olive oil, our salt, and our pepper. So, because we dip it up between 2, we just wanna kind of drizzle half over here and half over here and this is so easy because we're just gonna tough it right in the dish that we're-- we're roasting in so it makes it so super simple. Now, let's do our salt on both and then follow with the pepper. Now, I'm gonna just get in there and I'm going to toss it with my fingers, but if you don't wanna do that you're welcome to, you know, grab 2 spoons, you can do tongs whatever like, but I find it easy just get on in there with my hands and toss it. Make sure that everything is properly coated. And you really wanna make sure that everything has an equal amount of olive oil on it because we're not gonna be covering this we roast it. We wanna make sure that the asparagus spears don't dry out. Look at that. Just gorgeous, just goes on, so easy. It's amazing how olive oil can really go so far just a little bit. Now, we wipe our hands and we're gonna put it in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes until tender. Remember that is 450 degrees and will come back then. Okay, so it's been 15 minutes and I took our asparagus out of the oven and look how gorgeously. This is roasted. It still has that super vibrant, bright green color. We have like a little yummy crispy browning happening on some parts. It's fork tender. If you're ever not sure if something is cooked, just pop it in, and if it's for tender, meaning literally the fork just like slide right in. You know you're good to go. That was so easy. This is so low calorie, totally healthy, completely delicious. It can be one of your favorite side dishes for chicken, fish, or beef. There you have it. That's how you roast asparagus.