When we invited friends to dinner spur of the moment last weekend, I visited the grocer to see what vegetables were fresh. There was some great asparagus on sale, so I decided to broil it for a quick side dish.
Here's how I did it:
Take 1 bunch of asparagus (I prefer them thin, but thick works too)
Cut off the tough ends
Wash lightly and let dry completely
Place asparagus on a cookie sheet or the bottom of a broiler pan
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, or just salt
Move oven rack to top and turn broiler on low
Cook for 5-10 minutes depending on thickness, and check frequently
Serve immediately, or let cool and serve at room temperature.
Here's another tip: If you are broiling and baking dishes for the same meal, broil first and it will take no time at all to heat the oven to your preferred baking temperature.
Do you have a quick asparagus recipe you like? Please share it with us! And remember to use Seventh Generation dish soap to clean the pans.