Easy Roasted Asparagus, Feta and Lemon
Fri 24th, Aug, 2012
Yessee, we have warm weather here on the beaches as I write this, the warmest August day in 17 years according to the weatherman and a purrrfect day for some Asparagus.
I love asparagus and so do the Beach Cottage kiddos, I have always found this to be a bit odd…somehow it seems like an adult kinda thing to me, but hey ho, I gave it to them when they were littlies, they loved it and that was that, who is complaining about their kiddos liking any vegetable, well not me!
There are so many easy ways to cook asparagus but what I love about it is that it’s one of those foods that firstly always feels a bit special (because it is) and secondly has that feel about it that you were in the kitchen all day slaving when in fact you threw it in with a few nice flavours and did nothing else…you know I like that kinda cooking already, right? That has Beach Cottage Recipe about all over it.
So, this is a great little thing to have up your sleeve for when people come over…prepare it all earlier in the day, then throw it in the oven, scatter a few things over and done is done is done.
Great just with some simple meat or chicken or served first as a bit of a fancy starter that took no effort.
That my friends is how I like to do it around here.
This is just absolutely basic good food, no fussing, no messing just hitting the spot quite nicely
But I think, it’s an important thing to note here, is that while super easy, it must not be over-done, it will give it the kiss of asparagus death.
So below easy Roasted Asparagus
Beach Cottage Recipe
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon & Goat’s Cheese
3 bunches of asparagus (about 30 spears)
scant 1/3 cup feta cheese
zest & squeeze of half a lemon
olive oil (a couple of tablespoons or so)
bunch of Italian Parsley
1. remove the woody stems of the asparagus
2. rub spears with oil & place on a baking tray
3. season with a good lashing of pepper
4. roast in a hot oven (200C) for about 7 to 10 mins
5. crumble over the feta plus the lemon & herbs and season with salt
Beach Cottage Recipe Notes*** any Parsley will do but Italian is nice….sometimes I throw in other herbs too for a bit of variety (mint and chives are nice) **good to use a baking tray that you can serve straight to table *I love to add a touch of grated garlic, but may be not for you *this is quite lemony so go easy on it if you like
Well I do hope you like it, we love it here in Beach Cottage Land and seeing as it is Spring in about a week’s time, not that I am counting down to it or anything, this is very topical right now and I got these asparagus on offer – gotta love that hey?
So, I’ll be seeing ya around – hop over to Instagram if you wanna catch up with me ‘abeachcottage’
Do you love asparagus? Love to know your fave ways of cooking it…love me some bacon and anchovies with mine too xo
You can find more Beach Cottage super easy recipes here
and a little secret soup I like to make when we are Hubbardy here