There are so many veggies out there that I love but NEVER get. Asparagus is one of them.
Well they were on sale recently so I grabbed a bundle of them, and a few days later I decided to eat like 85% of them because why not. (The awkward effect is just as bad whether you eat one bite or 10 stalks. I’m just saying. TMI, I know. Let’s move on.)
When I cook up some veggies, whether it’s asparagus, brussel sprouts, mushrooms (okay, fungus – whatever), or something else, I pretty much ALWAYS cook them the same way: I drizzle the biddies in olive oil, sprinkle some randomness on them, and bake them for awhile. See below:
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Rinse asparagus and cut woody ends off. Place on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
- Drizzle with olive oil and toss until coated. Sprinkle with seasonings of choice.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.*
*You want to bake them until you can pierce them with a fork without much effort.
This simple cooking method never ceases to amaze me. It is SO simple, yet the veggies are always DELICIOUS. This left the asparagus cooked, but with a little bit of the crunch left. They were divine. I sprinkled salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder on them, but I just say…follow your heart. Seasonings are the best. Get crazy. Experiment. And enjoy!
How do you like to cook your veggies? Or are you all about the raw?