Monday, March 19, 2012

Roasted Asparagus

Well, I'm back on GAPs now and trying to experiment with more vegetables, especially now that I've discovered a lovely source of duck fat!

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
2 tbsp. leftover bacon grease (or other healthy fat)*
1 pound asparagus
salt and pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1-2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt bacon grease and toss asparagus in it.  Arrange each stalk on a sheet or in a pan.  Salt and pepper the stalks.

Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with parmesan and then return for another minute.

Sprinkle balsamic over to taste.

*Note: While butter, olive oil or duck fat will also work, the flavor from the bacon works really well with asparagus.

This post is shared as part of Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop

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