I love Asparagus and the recipe below contains no oil. Perfect for someone following the Omni Diet, Low Fat or the Eat to Live diet.
Since I’m eating a certain amount of food, I need to make sure I keep my food separate from my family’s.
Tonight, since we all love roasted asparagus, I weighed out my portion and then arranged it on the baking sheet.
I placed my spears on the baking sheet and then put the rest of the family’s on there. I made sure that mine were facing a different direction then theirs (see the yellow square).
Since I don’t use any oil (or cooking sprays) in my cooking, I was worried that the asparagus would stick to the pan. I poured a bit of beef broth onto the pan with some water (maybe 1/4 cup total). I sprinkled some garlic powder, salt and pepper on the asparagus and then it into the oven. Cook at 425 for 15 minutes (keep an eye on them). 1/2 way through I turned them.
After taking them out of the oven I squeezed 1/2 a lemon over them.
If you’ve never cooked with fresh asparagus before, make sure you break the woody part of the stalk off before using. To do that, take the tips into one hand and the stalk into another and bend slightly. The stalk with break right at the point of where it gets woody. Throw away the woody part.
A Day in Candiland says
I love asparagus and so does my husband. I don’t make it very often so I will try this.