From the British cuisine, here you have a healthy roasted asparagus tips. This is a very low calorie meal. It’s an easy and fast recipe.
Before making roasted asparagus tips
When buying asparagus, look for firm, bright spears with closed tips. Keep in mind that 1 1/2 pounds of asparagus will feed four people. The delicate asparagus tips cook more quickly than the stalks, which are wrapped in a tough skin.
To ensure perfect cooking from end to end, we recommend peeling the stalks: it is time-consuming but worth the trouble. First snap off the woody bottoms. With a paring knife, remove the skin from just below the tip to the base.
- 1/2 pounds of asparagus
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- On a baking sheet, sprinkle spears with 1 teaspoon olive oil and salt and pepper to taste; toss to evenly coat.
- Roast at 450°F until lightly browned and tender, 10 to 15 minutes, shaking or tossing once during roasting.
Roasted asparagus is not as elegantly pretty as when it is steamed or microwaved, but the high heat caramelizes the vegetable's juices, intensifying the flavor.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 43Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 3gProtein 5g
Asparagus tips variations
Steam: Place spears in a large steamer set in a large pot over simmering water, cover and cook just until tender, about 5 minutes. Steaming produces delicately flavored asparagus with tender bite and a beautiful spring-green color.
Microwave: Lay spears in a large microwavable dish and add 1/4 cup water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high power for 4 to 6 minutes, or just until tender. Microwaving gives the same benefits as steaming, but is a handy method when the stovetop is otherwise occupied.
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