Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring is here and asparagus are near!

After a weekend of delicious seafood and wonderful beach fun coming back to reality can be tough....boy working after spending my time in the sun is a rough way to come back. Alas, the beach was wonderful, even when it was raining (yes unfortunately it rained Saturday) it was relaxing and great time with my family. I hope you and yours had a wonderful weekend and holiday.

Since I was traveling home on Easter afternoon I have no feast to post about, just a simple Monday night dinner. To tell the truth there wasn't much effort that had to be put forth for Monday night dinner, my grillmaster (a.k.a. my boyfriend) cooked a delicious pre-seasoned pork tenderloin from Central Market, it was a rosemary, garlic, pesto seasoned pork tenderloin, I mixed up a packed of mushroom risotto and roasted some fresh asparagus. Other than bragging about the tastiness of the tenderloin, there's not much to share there, the whole pre-seasoned from the store thing kind of takes the wind out of my sails there, but the asparagus, oh the asparagus!

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

1LB Asparagus
1 Lemon
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
2 Large Shallots, Sliced

1. Preheat oven to 500 F.
2. Chop woody portion of stem off of asparagus. Place in 13x9 baking dish, drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Lay shallot slices over asparagus. Zest lemon over the asparagus. Then slice it and juice it over the asparagus as well.
3. Once oven has reached 500 F, place asparagus into it, stir every two minutes until asparagus are tender (appx 8 minutes).

These were really the only homemade portion of my meal but they were so good that between just me and my boyfriend the entire batch was gone!


Donna-FFW said...

The asparagus sounds wonderful roaste thatway.. glad you had a wonderful holiday, pictures are great..

Chef E said...

I saw the words 'Central Market' and now I cannot get off the floor :( This was my favorite fabuloso market of my beloved Texas *sniff*, but I like the menu...and asparagus are on my list for the week!

You got to see Dee twice of late, how cool!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm glad your back and enjoyed the beach. Your dinner sounds delicious!

Dee said...

Oh, I am making this asparagus asap. Maybe I can find a big bunch which are not an arm & a leg here & make them for the party on Saturday...So surprised you failed to mention the rattlesnake episode??

Anonymous said...

Roasted asparagus with lemon sounds perfect for spring!

Hornsfan said...

Donna - thanks, after spending so much time being a bum asparagus were about all I was capable of :)
E - You'll be here soon, and hopefully you'll get to check out the CM (as we call it in the house), it is one fabuloso market for sure! I did get to see mom recently more than most, definitely a blessing :)
Reeni - Thanks!
Mom - yea I'm trying really hard to block that whole snake business from my memory :P
5 Star - Thanks!

Angie's Recipes said...

Let's foodie embrace asparagus fever .... and get fancy with the asparagus!

Grace said...

i wish i had a human grillmaster at my disposal. :) nicely done.

Gloria Chadwick said...

I totally love Central Market. Have you ever tried their baked potato soup from the soup counter? I think it's the best thing that ever happened to a potato. :)

Hornsfan said...

Angie - I'm whole-heartedly embracing it!
Grace - Thanks, I'm pretty impressed with the grillmaster too :)
Gloria - I haven't but knowing how wonderful all of their food is I'll have to try it now!