Asparagus is great on its own, but sometimes you just want more flavor!! Meal planning is a great thing but the meal sounds good the day you plan but when it comes time to make it you’re just not in the mood. So what do you do, how do you get more flavor? By simply dressing it up with some herbs and spices! Rosemary and Thyme Asparagus is one flavor-packed side!!
I have said in the past, Asparagus and I haven’t always gotten along. Then one day I decided to roast it with some basic salt and pepper and I have been in love ever since!! So for this side dish let’s stick to what we know we like and we are going to roast the asparagus. But! This time take it up a notch with a little more flavor!
Have you ever bought an item from the store because it sounded good at the time, but then when it was time to make it, it didn’t sound good at all? Yep, that is what happened this time and it is where this story begins!
I had the Moscato Yogurt Marinated Leg of Lamb pulled out of the refrigerator resting before cooking, and I thought, “I want more than just plan Asparagus, I just want more!” See I am very indecisive, good at keeping to schedules, but very bad at meal planning due to my indecisiveness and my ability to change my mind every minute on what sounds good to eat. How can I plan a meal five days before, well I did, and what I had was Asparagus.
Being I bought Asparagus for this meal and did not have a backup, I had to make it work, I had to transform this into a side dish I wanted to eat. So why not add a little flavor!! Dress it up!! Sounds like I am about to make a mess doesn’t it!!
Well as my daughter says, “I tricked you!” First I cut the fibrous bottoms off. Now using the same pan that I will roast the Asparagus in, I laid out the Asparagus and drizzled it with olive oil, sprinkled some rosemary and thyme and tossed it all around. I placed the pan in the oven for 15 minutes. Finally, I removed the pan from the oven allowed the Asparagus to cool slightly and that is all she wrote!
Yes, this won’t get rid of a pizza craving or make you fit into your size 3 jeans, but it does help with your meal planning knowing that just because you’re are stuck with something doesn’t mean you can’t add to it to make it more of what you want. Don’t be afraid of the herbs and spices folks they are your friend!!
Oh and if I ever find a way to get rid of pizza cravings or the magic trick to get into those size 3 jeans I will let you know!! In the meantime enjoy some Rosemary and Thyme Asparagus!
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Rosemary and Thyme Asparagus
- 1 bunch Asparagus
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp salt
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut off a 1/4 inch from the bottom of the asparagus. Lay the asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with rosemary, thyme, and salt and toss the asparagus until everything is evenly coated.
- Place baking sheet with the asparagus in the oven and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven allow to slightly cool before serving and enjoy!