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Roasted Asparagus

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26-6 Winter
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

Don’t forget your veggies. An elegant side to your chicken is asparagus. Asparagus is easy to prepare, no matter what style you like. But I recommend keeping it simple.


  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus
  • Good olive oil
  • Kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Break off the tough ends of the asparagus and, if they’re thick, peel them.
  3. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then toss to coat the asparagus completely.
  4. Spread the asparagus in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast the asparagus for 25 minutes, until tender but still crisp.