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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme Recipe

(before roasting)

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme Recipe

For convenience of cleaning, line the roasting tray with aluminium foil before putting in the asparagus.

Ingredients:

  • 20 medium to thick stalk asparagus (do not use pencil-thin types)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled & finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled and gently bruised
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme (for better results, dip them in hot water for 30 seconds before use)
  • 2 dried bay leaves optional
  • half lemon
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare the asparagus by trimming & discarding the bottom ends and removing the outer skin on the stalks.
  2. Coat asparagus with olive oil. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Arrange asparagus spears one layer on a roasting tray.
  3. Top asparagus with garlic, lemon slices, thyme and bay leaves. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon (not too much – you want a mild citrus flavour but not sour taste).
  4. Roast the asparagus in pre-heated oven of 200°C (392°F) for about 20 minutes, or until the tips start to brown slightly.
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22 comments on “Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme”

  1. This looks wonderful – I love the mounds and mounds of garlic on top of the asparagus. Garlic isn’t always the most “friendly” thing in the world, but I don’t care! I can’t smell it on me ;)

  2. Yums!! I can smell your kitchen filled with the beautiful aroma.

  3. Looks great, love roasted asparagus and the smell of thyme!

  4. looks easy and simple yet delicious.

  5. ohh.. i gotta try that out too someday :)

  6. This sounds like a truly delicious dish and the combination of flavours are amazing.

  7. This is a wonderful preparation of asparagus that I would happily try.

  8. I love asparagus. I always stir fry it. I must try baking it next time. Yours look very delicious with lemon and thyme.

  9. I can almost smell the aroma of this dish!!!
    I love asparagus, thyme, lemon and garlic, so this is a perfect dish for me ^_-

  10. I simply love asparagus and do like your version.

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