Roasted Asparagus

with panko and parmesan

 

Rating: An easy way to dress up asparagus.

 

Ingredients:

2 bunches asparagus, washed and bottom third of the vegetable cut off

Olive oil spray

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ cup grated parmesan

¼ cup pankos crumbs (I use Jeff Nathan’s gluten free panko crumbs)

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. (350 convection)

Spray a baking sheet with the oil spray and lay your asparagus down.  Try to keep them all in a single layer, or close to it.  Spray the asparagus with the oil and sprinkle with a ½ teaspoon of the salt.

 

In a small bowl, mix together your cheese, panko crumbs, garlic powder, black pepper, olive oil and the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt.  Using a glove hand or just a spoon if you prefer, mix the crumbs well until it resembles wet packed sand.  Spread the crumbs over the centers of the asparagus.  Bake uncovered for about 15-18 minutes or until the crumbs look crispy.

 

Plan Ahead:

This item is best baked on the day you are serving it, but if you must - you can bake the day before and keep in the refrigerator.  Just warm uncovered in the oven for 10 minutes.