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Roasted Asparagus With a Twist Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kiera Werner
Added: Friday, July 11, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
FRIED SAGE LEAVES:
1 cup vegetable or olive oil
30 FRESH sage leaves, patted dry

DRESSING:
Zest of 1 lemon
3 T Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped FRESH sage
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup EXTRA-VIRGIN Olive Oil


2 lbs fresh asparagus
1 tablespoon finely chopped FRESH sage
1 1/2 T olive oil
Salt

TOPPING:
2 ounces FRESH Parmesan cheese curls

Directions:
Directions:
MAKE FRIED SAGE LEAVES AHEAD:
Heat oil in a 2 quart saucepan to 330F or until very hot, but not smoking. Drop in half of sage leaves and turn with slotted spoon. Fry for only 10 to 15 seconds, do not let the leaves brown. Drain on paper towels. Fry remaining leaves. Sage can be fried a day ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

MAKE DRESSING:
Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped sage, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl, whisk in the oil. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 450F.
Trim asparagus bottoms off. If spears are thick, peel lower 2/3 of trimmed spears with vegetable peeler. Thin spears need not be peeled.
Toss asparagus with olive oil, chopped sage, and salt.
Spread on a baking sheet and roast at 450 until they are slightly limp-about 4 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven.

Toss asparagus with dressing. Arrange on serving platter; sprinkle with Parmesan curls and fried sage leaves.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is easier than it looks. Just make the fried sage leaves ahead of time and the rest is simple and oh so good! The original recipe called for this to be served cold as a salad. To do this, just cool the asparagus before tossing with dressing.

 

 

 

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