My favorite way to prepare asparagus is on the grill. Just rub it down with some olive oil, sprinkle some salt and pepper, and lay it on there. If you don’t feel like starting up the grill, here’s a comparable substitute. It’s almost too embarrassingly easy to call it a recipe, but since this is a blog about learning ‘how to,’ here it is:
To roast asparagus in the oven:
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Toss asparagus in an open baking dish with about 1 tbls. of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Roast for about 15 minutes (or until it smells like asparagus.)
Asparagus is best eaten on the day that you get it, but if you need to store it, here’s a tip. Cut the very bottom ends off, as you would for cut flowers, place in a mug of water, and put a plastic bag over the top. Refrigerate this whole contraption for up to 1-2 days.