Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chipotle Roasted Asparagus

Spicy, smoky, sweet, and asparagus-y.  Easy and really good!  This is not super spicy - you can crank up the heat some more if you like by adding another chipotle or two.

This would also work on the grill.

1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely minced (seeded if desired)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb asparagus, tough ends snapped off
Salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the minced chipotle, brown sugar, and olive oil in a small bowl or jar and mix well.  Place the asparagus in a bowl and pour the chipotle mixture over it, then toss until thoroughly coated.

Place the asparagus in a roasting pan in a single layer.  Roast for 12-15 minutes, until tender.

Serves 4 (less if you really love asparagus).

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