Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Broiled Lemon Asparagus Recipe

Hi friends!  I hope you are having a great day!  We are pretty good.  Just keeping busy around here.  Spring break is coming up soon.  We are excited!

Speaking of spring, I wanted to share one of my favorite spring recipes with you using two of my favorite spring ingredients.  The lemons on our tree are ready to go come Jan/Feb but we have tons going for a few months after that.  This recipe is what got my oldest son (he's 7) to like asparagus.  He will eat it in other preparations now but this is his favorite.

Broiled Lemon Asparagus

1 bunch of THIN asparagus
3-4 lemons
olive oil

1. Wash and drain asparagus, cutting off tough ends.
2. On a plate, season the asparagus with olive oil then salt to taste.  I try to use as little oil as possible while still having my asparagus lightly coated.
3. Slice your washed lemons as thin as you can and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil.  You want to cover the whole cookie sheet with lemon slices as a bed for your asparagus.
4. Place asparagus on top of lemon in a single layer.
5. Broil for 7-10 mins until there are little brown spots on the asparagus and some of the lemon caramelizes.
6. Serve immediately, garnishing with a few slices of the cooked lemon for those who want to use the juice for more lemon flavor.  This is when I add the pepper because you don't want it to burn under the broiler.

Here's what you want the pan to look like.  I forgot to take the picture before this went in the oven so these are about 1/2 done.  I pulled the pan out and took a picture because you know, blogging.  ;)  This recipe is an adaptation THIS recipe from Two Tarts.

Have a great day, friends!  

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