Easy Recipes: Roasted Asparagus & Strawberries
Local and In Season Recipes
by Haley Childers
Springtime in the Northwest cannot be beat. The mild afternoon rain showers and ensuing sunsets are only succeeded by the great local produce we get to enjoy this time of year. Some early season produce includes asparagus, strawberries, and rhubarb, so give these recipes a try for a different spin on some of your favorites.
Easy Roasted Asparagus with Strawberries and Balsamic Reduction
A great appetizer or side dish!
Time: Approximately 15 minutes
Oven Temperature: 400
Asparagus: 1 Pound
EVOO: 2 Tablespoons
Balsamic Glaze: About 2 Tablespoons
After washing your asparagus, put it on a foil covered baking sheet and drizzle the olive oil before baking for 10 minutes or until tender.
While the asparagus cooks, wash and slice the strawberries.
Once your asparagus is ready, combine with strawberries and drizzle balsamic glaze over the top.
If you don’t have balsamic glaze, you can create your own reduction by combining 1 ½ cups of a cheap, store bought balsamic vinegar with ½ cup of brown sugar or 3 tablespoons honey and boiling them together (whilst stirring) for about 10 minutes.
Try topped with fresh basil!
Photos by Haley Childers
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