Asparagus – classy, healthy and easy. Three of my favorite things! One incredibly simple way I like to do asparagus at home is to roast them in a bag with lemon and thyme. The tang of the lemon combined with the herbal flavor of the thyme is a perfect combo for a light, healthy side to almost any protein.
Other asparagus recipes detailed in the latest Maine Ingredient column are:
Lemon and Thyme Bag-Roasted Asparagus
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the bottoms off one or more bunches of asparagus. Place asparagus onto a large paper bag, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1 lemon cut into 8 wedges and a generous sprig of thyme. Roll the bag closed and then place into a baking sheets with sides. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the asparagus is just done.
Caveat: There are some that suggest that oiling the bag before putting it into the oven is a way to keep it from burning, however, that has never made much sense to me. I’ve also never had an oven fire while making this recipe, so there.
Sad that the asparagus will go away soon, but happy to start seeing peas and strawberries