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    Default Roasted asparagus

    From the South Beach diet. I am going to make this now that it's asparagus season.

    Serves 2

    Ingredients
    1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)
    2 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
    3 tablespoons chopped shallot
    2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves
    1 1/2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
    1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 450 F.

    2. Trim tough ends from asparagus; place on a baking sheet. Drizzle the asparagus with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Spread in a single layer and roast, turning once halfway through, until the asparagus begins to soften and brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

    3. Meanwhile, place shallot, parsley and capers on a cutting board and chop together to make a coarse mixture. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with vinegar, the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Serve the asparagus topped with the dressing.

    Nutritional Information:
    113 calories
    6 g total fat (1 g sat)
    0 mg cholesterol
    12 g carbohydrate
    6 g protein
    5 g fiber
    343 mg sodium

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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    this sounds really good. i wish i had some white aspargus, but apparently you have to grow it yourself?

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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    No, I've bought it at Whole Foods. I didn't think it had as much flavour as the green kind.

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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    that might be a good thing though, some people find asparagus a bit powerful

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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    Sounds a lot easier and just as good!

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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    mmm sounds good.
    i usually roast asparagus too but i've never done it with the dressing in your recipe.
    i usually just use olive oil, salt, pepper, and throw in some pine nuts
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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    Man Pacific you are making my mouth water. I swear Im going to make this recipe this weekend

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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    Sounds like it's very easy to make. I'll have to give that a try.

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    Default Re: Roasted asparagus

    When I was in Spain recently I was told by a chef that white asparagus is what they prefer to eat. Apparently they consider the green variety as inferior. I like both, so I'm covered!

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