I prefer olive oil to butter on everything…currently on steamed English asparagus at almost every meal!….
It inspires me to reproduce the recipe for Roast Asparagus from Delicious Dishes for Diabetics.
Asparagus is wonderful, but even in its short season it can get a bit repetitive! This is a handy alternative way; quick and easy with the thinner type.The addition of thyme comes from the River Café.
2 tbsp olive oil
500 g/1 lb asparagus
2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1. Heat the oven at 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7.
2. Heat the oil in a shallow baking tray.
3. Turn the asparagus in it and sprinkle over the thyme and
some salt. The roasting time depends on the thickness of the asparagus: about 5 or 6 minutes for thin and a bit longer for the fatter size. It should crisp up a bit.