asparagus is a favorite in our household. we often eat it more than once a week. in fact, when i'm not sure which type of vegetable to make, or what to add to a dish, the recommendation is almost always "asparagus!"
this is a delicious side for any weeknight meal. it's easy to prepare, and quick to cook. it pairs well with asian flavored meals because of the ginger and garlic, but really it would be good with just about anything.
one bunch of asparagus, cleaned and ends trimmed
one tablespoon of minced garlic
one tablespoon of minced ginger
preheat oven to 415 degrees.
toss the asparagus with the garlic, ginger, and olive oil (about one tablespoon, just enough to coat) and then place on a baking sheet. sprinkle with salt and pop in the oven. remove in 15 minutes...enjoy!
like i said, simple, right? also full of nutrients. for another weeknight option, prepare this and while it's cooking cook some whole wheat pasta and shred some chicken from a pre-cooked chicken from the store. toss it all together with some of the pasta water and enjoy!