Monday, February 23, 2009

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Butter Sauce

For awhile now I've been seeing asparagus on sale for just $.99/lb. That's nearly half price off the regular price. Now, I personally love asparagus, but my husband said he dosn't like it and I had little doubt any of my children would. It is a bit of an acquired taste.

So anyways, this past weekend I said, 'What the Heck' and bought a bundle. I am always trying to put new things on our menu and now was as good of a time as any.

Tonight we were to have pork chops and potato wedges and I thought the asparagus would go great for a needed green veggie. After I made it I felt really good - my oldest son ate the most of it - at least 8 stalks! He loved it! My oldest daughter had some and said it tasted good, but she has never been picky about food and will eat most things. My husband, who told me he didn't like asparagus even had some and said it tasted really good. That didn't surprise me so much cause my husband always tells me he dosn't like pork but every time I make something pork related, he complements me on how good it taste and then asks me what kind of meat it is. 'Honey, that's the pork you don't like,' I say with a smile.
The babies and my other daughter didn't like it - but that's okay - it was a hit with half the family and that's good enough for me! I had actually only made half the bundle cause I wasn't sure how well it would go over - that was just enough and none was wasted!
In case your wondering, here is how I made my Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Butter Sauce:
First, I roasted my garlic. I did this by wrapping my garlic in foil and drizzling with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Next I melted about 4 T. butter in a measuring cup and added 2 T. olive oil and about 5 or 6 cloves of roasted garlic. I blended it up really good with my hand blender, thing.

I used the same piece of foil I roasted my garlic in and laid it out on a cookie sheet and bent up the edges. I laid my asparagus on the foil and drizzled the garlic butter sauce over top and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

I baked this at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes or until tender.
It was very yummy! Can't wait to make the other half again - tomorrow!


Kaycee said...

Looks yummy! For some reason I always manage to mess up the asparagus.

I like it when other people cook it for me though.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Man, that looks yummy. I think I'm going to have to try it.