Tuesday, April 01, 2008
This is going to be a very complicated recipe. Very. I might need to have a reference list and youtube demonstration to accompany the following series of steps. Ready? You sure? Okay, here goes.
Buy asparagus now. In spring. Preheat oven to 450. Wash asparagus well, trim, and lay in single layer in baking dish. Squeeze one Meyer lemon over asparagus. Season with a little salt and pepper, and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. Done.
You still with me? Sweet. That's clean cooking. Or what I've been reading about lately, as defined as clean cooking. Simple, pure, and the best ingredients. I see my friends over at The Little Red Bike Cafe have been reading the same book I am. The Meyer lemon? Smells like both an orange and a lemon (because it is), and this is the perfect place to use a little Fleur de Sel de Guerande finishing salt and some Ashanti black pepper. (More on those two in another post.)
Super simple, and super good this time of year. Eating seasonally actually tastes better.
P.S. Thank you to Slashfood, for making this delish asparagus Food Porn Daily!