Roasted Asparagus with Lemon

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

8 minutes

Serves

8 people
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon, A wonderful sign of spring, asparagus is at its best between March and May. Choose spears with bright green stalks and purple-tinted tips.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds 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

Preparation

  • 1 Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat to 450°F.
  • 2 Snap off the tough stem ends from the asparagus spears and discard. Arrange the spears on a baking sheet.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.

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