Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients

1 pound asparagus
2 garlic cloves slivered
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons dry white wine
(or nonalcoholic white wine)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

Preparation

1
Break off the tough ends from the asparagus spears. With a vegetable peeler, peel the bottom half of the asparagus stalks.
2
Scatter the garlic in a 13- by 9-inch baking dish. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer. In a small bowl, combine the water, wine, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over the asparagus.
3
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn the asparagus over and roast for 8 to 10 minutes more, or until the asparagus are tender but slightly crisp and the liquid is almost gone.
4
This recipe yields 4 servings.
5
Comments: Here's a new way to cook fresh asparagus. The art of roasting produces a flavor that the asparagus lover will find hard to resist. If you use thin asparagus, shorten the cooking time, and if you use big, fat stalks, it might take a few minutes more. If you don't want to use the wine, use water in its place.

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Yield:

48.0 servings

Added:

February 13, 2010

Creator:

Anonymous

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