Roasted Asparagus

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Uncategorized, vegetables | 0 comments

You may notice that some asparagus spears are thick and some are thin. I find that the thick ones are best for roasting or steaming, and thin spears are ideal for the grill or if you are planning to sautee.  I wasn’t able to find very thick ones this week, so I used the thickest ones available for this quick and easy roasting recipe.

Asparagus is a tremendously healthy food to add to your diet, as this member of the lily family has so many health benefits.  I’ve listed a few for you below:

  • can detoxify our system
  • has anti-aging functions
  • is considered an aphrodisiac
  • can protect against cancer
  • reduces pain and inflammation
  • can prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • reduces the risk of heart disease
  • can help prevent birth defects

Roasted Asparagus

  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody bottoms trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted slivered almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the trimmed asparagus spears in a baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oil, tamari, garlic and ginger.
  4. Drizzle over the asparagus spears and toss gently.
  5. Roast uncovered in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until desired tenderness.
  6. Sprinkle toasted almonds over the roasted asparagus and serve.

 

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