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Black Garlic RoastedĀ Asparagus

March  1, 2020
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Photo by Saboush Cooks
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Black garlic has soft cloves of dark brown, almost black in color. The flavors are deep, almost caramelized with a wonderful sweet-sour balance. It gives sulphurous asparagus a strong umami kick with a hint of aged balsamic and a smoked taste. Roasted asparagus can be served as a side dish with chicken, or on a bed of pasta for a light supper; topped with grated parmesan. if you blanch the asparagus before roasting, this will enhance their color and taste. —Saboush

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound asparagus tips, hard stalks trimmed
  • 2-3 black garlic cloves
  • 2-3 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 2-3 drops lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1 bowl of iced-water
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C fan.
  2. Blanch the asparagus, which means cooking them in salted boiling water for 1 minute and then plunging them into the ice-cold water for 1 minute. Remove them from the cold water and pat dry with a towel.
  3. Puree the black garlic cloves with oil, lemon juice, and seasoning to create a paste then smear it onto the asparagus before roasting.
  4. Roast the asparagus for 10 minutes in a tray that is large enough so that the asparagus does not get crammed.
  5. Served warm immediately with grated parmesan.

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