Mama's Asparagus

Mama's Asparagus

From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest

Submitted by: Moises Campos                                            

This recipe has been with Moises family for decades. It's a family favorite. It's easy to make and boy is it delicious!


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes   

Ingredients:
1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.