Foodie Tuesday for Teens – Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Drops


Today’s dish is super easy to make and delicious to eat.  A perfect combination for teen chefs!  You can make this dish very simple with only 4 ingredients, or add your own creative toppings (some especially tasty ones are listed below :)).  We found this wonderful recipe in the cookbook Eat Fresh Food – Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs by Rozanne Gold and her All-Star Team.  Check out the book and see if you can find dishes with other folate-rich vegetables like asparagus!

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Drops

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds medium asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 lemon

Some Optional Toppings

  • Freshly grated Parmesan
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Slivers of sun-dried tomato
  • Cruhed pistachio nuts
  • Capers crisped in hot olive oil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sesame seeds

Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
    2. Snap off the bottom 2 inches of each asparagus spear and trim the ends with a small knife to make them neat
    3. Put the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil
    4. Push the garlic through a press and, using your hands, rub the oil and garlic over the asparagus.  Sprinkle with salt
    5. Roast for 15 minutes until just tender and browned in spots; shake the pan twice during roasting
    6. Squeeze drops of lemon on the asparagus and sprinkle with salt

(Recipe from Eat Fresh Food – Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs written by Rozanne Gold and her All-Star Team, published by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books)

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