Effortless Roasted Asparagus

An effortless side dish that goes great with fish, steak, or chicken. Roasts in only 12 minutes!

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  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter, cut into fourths


  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Break the bottom end of an asparagus spear off, cut the remaining spears where that one broke (this gets rid of the tough ends).
  3. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil onto baking sheet and spread asparagus on the sheet.
  4. Top asparagus with minced garlic, lemon zest and juice, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  5. Place a fourth of the pad of butter on top of each quarter area of asparagus.
  6. Place in the oven on the top rack for 8 minutes.
  7. Turn oven to 450 degrees and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until fork tender.
  8. Optional: Sprinkle additional salt, pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon to taste
  9. Remove from oven and serve with blackened mahi-mahi or another dish of choice.
Blackened Mahi-Mahi with Mango Salsa served over top Roasted Asparagus

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