Roasted asparagus with parmesan

Store fresh asparagus in the refrigerator or it will lose half its vitamin C and much of its flavour in just two or three days.

Lynn Lewis

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 500 g asparagus, trimmed and bottom half of stalks thinly peeled
  • 1 medium red capsicum, seeded and cut lengthways into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 30 g parmesan cheese, in one piece
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

  1. Preheat oven to 240°C. Place asparagus and capsicum strips in a large shallow baking dish. Drizzle with the oil and toss to coat.
  2. Roast until crisp-tender, 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer to a serving dish.
  3. Sprinkle with vinegar. Toss to coat. Using a vegetable peeler, shave cheese into thin curls over vegetables. Season with pepper.

Helpful hint

Roasted vegetables are an ideal accompaniment for roast meat or poultry. When the roast goes into the oven, prepare the vegetables and place them in a roasting pan with oil and seasonings. When the roast comes out of the oven, turn up the heat and put in the vegetables. They'll have enough time to cook while the roast poultry or meat rests before it's ready to carve. Turn the vegetables once or twice to brown them evenly.

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