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Roasted Asparagus: Asparagus with Brie

A Recipe for roasted asparagus you’ll love.


What a difference a few warm days make. The kids who live down the road brought me a baggie full of wild violets that they patiently picked. I’ll add that to what I’ve picked and I’ll have enough to make a batch of violet jelly (so gourmet!) and violet vinegar. After they left, I started pulling weeds away from the elderberry bushes when I happened to look over at the asparagus patch. This patch has inspired me to think about a favorite roasted asparagus with brie recipe.

Beautiful asparagus poking up everywhere! And a couple of the stalks were already feathering out at the top, which means they’re too tough to eat. Well, I stopped what I was doing, ran into the house to get a paring knife and basket, and started harvesting asparagus. I got about a pound from his first cutting, and that’s pretty good. Asparagus can help detoxify our system, has anti-aging properties and not only reduces the risk of heart disease, but it can help prevent birth defects. It’s in season now so pick some up at your local farmer’s market or grocery. Like all seasonal, local produce, asparagus contains optimum nutrition levels right now.

Roasted Asparagus with Brie

Sound different?  I first tasted this when Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood in Mt. Washington, near Cincinnati, was a guest on my cable show. “We make this all the time to serve alongside our entrees for our classes”, he said.. No kidding, asparagus this way is addictive.

Here’ my adaptation:

1 lb Asparagus, tough ens removed
Lemon Pepper
Brie

Lay asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with lemon pepper. Remove rind from Brie and slice thinly.  Lay slices of Brie on top of asparagus.  Roast or grill at high temperature (475) for a few minutes or until asparagus just starts to wrinkle but turns bright green and is still plump and Brie starts to melt.

Roasted Asparagus Tips from Rita’s Kitchen: The rind from brie is edible but a bit tough. Put the brie in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to make it easier to remove the rind an slice)

Roasted Asparagus with Brie

Roasted Asparagus with Brie

 

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