Oven-roasted Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 quart water
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 bunch medium-size asparagus (This recipe does not work well with the small pencil size.)
  • 2-3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1-2 tbsp. blue cheese crumbles
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over high heat, place water and baking soda and bring to a boil.
  • Add asparagus and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Blanch the asparagus for 2-3 minutes and then remove and place in ice water.
  • Drain asparagus well and place in a bowl add melted butter, garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and place in pre-heated 350 degree oven.
  • Roast for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Place on serving dish and sprinkle blue cheese crumbles on top.
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