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How do you make roasted asparagus in the oven?

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To make roasted asparagus in the oven, prep and clean the asparagus, peel it, place it on a baking sheet, coat it with oil, sprinkle with seasonings, and roast it. Food Network offers Ina Garten’s recipe for roasted asparagus on its website, FoodNetwork.com. The recipe takes 10 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to roast. It serves eight people and is easy to make.

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To roast asparagus using Ina Garten’s recipe, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and break any tough ends from 2 pounds of fresh asparagus. Peel any thick asparagus spears, and position the spears on a baking sheet, spreading them out in a single layer.

Drizzle olive oil on the asparagus, tossing it on the baking sheet to coat it thoroughly. Sprinkle kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper on the asparagus to taste. Place the pan in the oven, and roast the asparagus for 25 minutes or until the spears are crisp but tender.

Epicurious offers a similar recipe. To make this version, preheat the oven to 400 F, and trim and peel 24 asparagus spears. Place the spears in a single layer on a baking sheet, and drizzle them with extra-virgin olive oil, turning them to coat them completely. Season the spears with coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast them for 18 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally as they roast. Place the spears on a platter, drizzle them with aged balsamic vinegar and sprinkle them with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.

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