Gluten Free Broiled Fresh Asparagus

For a fast, no fuss green veg to go with your meal, try this broiled asparagus recipe.  With few ingredients and little prep time, it’s light on time but heavy on flavor.

What You Will Need:

1 Pound Fresh Asparagus, rinsed thoroughly, patted dry, and the ends snapped off (See Note at Bottom)

1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp. Salt

1 T. Olive Oil

Cracked Pepper, to taste

1 tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil, reserved

Note:  If you are unfamiliar with fresh asparagus, the ends are woody.  No need to cut them, simply bend the stalk – about 1/3 to 1/4 from the bottom – until it snaps off.  Discard the woody stems.

Heat the oven to broil.  On a cookie sheet, lay the dried asparagus out evenly, drizzle with olive oil (not the sesame oil yet), salt, garlic powder, and freshly ground pepper.  Use your fingers to toss them a bit and get each one coated.

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As you can see, this cookie sheet is on its way to being well seasoned with use.

Pop them in the oven for 2 minutes, then take them out and give the pan a bit of a shake before popping them back in for 2 more minutes.

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Yummy! This crisped up nicely. Now we drizzle the reserved toasted sesame oil and it’s munch time.

Remove the pan from the oven and then drizzle the reserved sesame oil over the asparagus.  Serve immediately and enjoy.

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Here is one (there are many). This one says gluten free right on the front of the label. Make sure you look for toasted sesame oil which is dark in color and full of flavor.

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare this dish.  It looks and tastes fancy but takes all of ten minutes total to prepare and broil.

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