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Easy Roasted Asparagus, Feta and Lemon

Fri 24th, Aug, 2012

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

Sarah

You can find more Beach Cottage super easy recipes here

and a little secret soup I like to make when we are Hubbardy here

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22 Responses to “Easy Roasted Asparagus, Feta and Lemon”

  1. Rochelle says:

    Lucky me, two posts in one day. The time difference. Spending a bit of time at the comp today. Love your photos Sarah, they are fantastic. And that bowl? Love, so much love. Can I ask where it is from? x

  2. DIVINE Sarah DIVINE!!!! x

  3. Alice says:

    yep…this one is going in my books… Delicious!

  4. bec says:

    pretty darn yummy!
    I will surely attempt this one as soon as I can get these razor blades out of my throat….ouch!
    Try my frozen Ruby red grapefruit if you ever end up like me today! :(
    Bec x

  5. Christine B says:

    Hi Sarah… just a heads-up, possibly risking eyebrows from Mr BC, but at myer at the moment they have a range of cutlery which I think is right up your alley, cutlery with beachy stripy and polkadotty handles in red, navy and… wait for it… your fave putty colour.
    Check them out! Well, you may not be reading any further, having already jumped in the car and raced off to the nearest Myer.
    Thought you might like to know!

  6. alison says:

    The first time I ate fresh asparagus lightly cooked with a buttery lemon sauce I nearly cartwheeled across the restaurant. Woweee, it was yum.

    As I type this I’m eating rocket, grated parmesan, freshly sliced pear and balsamic dressing. Yummo.

    alison

    (Pssst. Does anyone find that fresh asparagus has the unfortunate side effect of smelly urine?)

    • sarah says:

      hmm not that I have noticed Alison!

      • Liz says:

        Very late reply, but yes! I got really worried a while ago about the strange smells and bombarded Google with all sorts of queries! I’m very happy to report that its quite normal! :-)

  7. Jess says:

    I love asparagus. I love it blanched with boiling water then drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with cracked pepper and salt and finally topped with shavings of Parmesan. Simple, done to death…but delicious. I love everything about your recipe Sarah and look forward to making it. As always, your photos are gorgeous. Jx

  8. HRH Sarah says:

    Yuuuuummmmm.

  9. HRH Sarah says:

    Oh, meant to add: lovin’ that Anthro bowl, too! I stand in the store lusting after them often ;)

  10. Shaz says:

    YUUUUUM. This looks delicious and so summery. We (here in Melbourne town) even had a lovely Spring day today. It has been sooooo cold here.

  11. Have you ever tried pickled asparagus? It is yummy too! You can get at Sam’s Club here in the states.