Roasted Asparagus & Shallots

I believe asparagus taste best when roasted in the oven…today’s recipe roasts them in a cast iron skillet along with thin slices of shallots … a timeless recipe – perfect not only for weeknights but for special occasions as well. The thicker asparagus roast better than the skinny ones – keep that in mind when you’re at the market. Just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper bring out all the flavor of Springtime Asparagus…

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Roasted Asparagus & Shallots

one bunch asparagus

1-2 shallots, sliced thin

drizzle extra virgin olive oil

salt & fresh ground pepper

Heat oven to 450°F. Chop the woody part off of the end of the asparagus. Place in a bowl and toss with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Place into a cast iron skillet. Toss the shallots in a little more extra virgin olive oil and place into skillet along with asparagus. Season with salt & fresh ground pepper to taste. Roast in heated oven 10-15 minutes until asparagus is tender-crisp and shallots are browned. If desired, sprinkle with a bit of shaved Parmesan cheese (optional).

Enjoy!

Linda~

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