Roasting brings a whole new flavor to fresh asparagus. It teams with red potatoes and seasonings to create a worthy accompaniment to any main dish.
1 1⁄2 lbs red potatoes, cut into chunks
2 T extra virgin olive oil
8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 t dried rosemary
4 t dried thyme
2 t kosher salt
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
Ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- In a large baking dish, toss the red potatoes with 1/2 the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and 1/2 the kosher salt. Cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Mix in the asparagus, remaining olive oil, and remaining salt. Cover, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
- Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. Remove foil, and continue cooking 5 to 10 minutes, until potatoes are lightly browned. Season with pepper and serve.