Orange infused Olive Oil
Roast Asparagus with Lemon and balsamic vinegar Recipe

Spring Ideas with Asparagus

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Asparagus.

Here’s a quick and easy recipe to recommend to your customers, and a wonderful way to combine some Deli-cious flavours with this springtime vegetable.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon

  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Servings: 8

A wonderful sign of spring, asparagus is at its best between March and May. Choose spears with bright green stalks and purple-tinted tips. If you do not plan to cook the asparagus immediately, stand the spears upright in a pan filled with 1 inch of water and refrigerate.

Peeling the ends of the asparagus stems is optional, although it makes for an attractive plate presentation. If you are using thick asparagus, peeling removes the tough outer part and makes the entire stalk more uniform to ensure even cooking.

Ingredients – Serves 4

Tough ends trimmed and stems peeled

1kg asparagus

Deli-cious Lemon infused Olive Oil

60ml

Minced

2 garlic cloves

Zest of 1 lemon

(optional)

Maldon Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper

to taste

1 lemon

cut into 8 wedges

Deli-cious Blood Orange Balsamic Cream Vinegar

(to drizzle)

Directions

Step 1.

Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat to 220°C

Step 2.

Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet.

Step 3.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil infused with lemon, garlic and lemon zest.

Step 4.

Brush the asparagus evenly with the oil, turning the spears to coat well, and season generously with salt and pepper.

Step 5.

Arrange the lemon wedges around the asparagus.

Step 6.

Roast until the asparagus is tender and just turning golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a warmed serving platter and drizzle with the pan juices and blood orange balsamic cream vinegar.

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