Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Balsamic Asparagus with Parmesan - Erin

This is a really good, and really easy way to prepare asparagus, taught to me by Roy's dad, Enrico who is from a very tiny village in northern Italy called Apricale.  Cooking time will vary depending on how crunchy you like your asparagus, but it's delicious no matter what!

What you'll need.

1 bunch asparagus, ends snapped off
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup grated parmesan
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Place the asparagus on a baking tray, and drizzle over olive oil.  Add salt and pepper, and toss together until the asparagus is coated in the olive oil and s/p mix.  Spread them out on the tray and drizzle the balsamic over the top of them.  

Put the tray on the center rack of the oven for 6 minutes at 350.  The asparagus will be quite crispy at this point, so sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the top, and put the tray back in the oven for another 1-3 minutes, depending on your desired level of crunch!

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