Sorry for the light posts. I do have some fun things in mind though, starting with Orange Brownies tonight. So there’s that. Roasting is our menu exchange theme for tomorrow, so I thought I’d start things off with some asparagus which I think would go very well with JeffreyW’s flatiron steaks. He made them look so good, I’m going to try one this week. I usually go for sirloin, but these looked amazing, so I’ll give them a taste. I’ll let you know how they turn out. Now for a side:
Roasted Mozzarella Asparagus
- 2 pounds fresh asparagus
- Good olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh, shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Break off the tough ends of the asparagus. A quick trick is to keep the rubber band in place, snap off one or two to see where the tough break is, then use a knife to cut them all at that place. Remove rubber band and wash stalks thoroughly, pat dry.
Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then toss to coat completely. Spread in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes, until tender but still crisp. Spread mozzarella and lemon zest evenly over the top and broil for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.
If your weather allows, you can also do these on the grill, use a nice grilling pan and adjust the time according to grill temp.