Since we're trying to eat five or more servings a day of veggies and fruit, I'm attempting to cook a few new-to-us veggies. Tonight I made roasted asparagus. I love pickled asparagus, and steamed asparagus is ok, so I wanted to try it roasted to see if I liked that better.
I looked up "roasted asparagus" on Google, and one of the first results was a video called Ridiculously Easy Roast Asparagus. I watched it, and sure enough, it looked easy. So I washed my asparagus, snapped off the bottom ends, drizzled the spears with olive oil and sprinkled them with salt and pepper (the video calls for coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper, but I just used what I had, which is regular old salt & pepper). I roasted them for 20 minutes, then drizzled them with balsamic vinegar right before I served them. It was delicious! The tips get nice and browned and caramelize just a bit - so yummy! The only thing I will do differently next time is roast them for a shorter time; our oven runs a bit hot, so the 20 minutes was a bit too much time.
Here's the video so you can try it too.
What are some of your favorite veggies, and how do you fix them? I want to move beyond potatoes and corn! LOL