Thinking of spring, I think of asparagus. The price drops and they become nice and tender and full of flavour. This recipe would be a great accompaniment to a grilled steak or roast. It is full of flavour. I used my Easy Tasty Spice, Sumac in this dish and it was so good. It gives off a lemony flavour so it was perfect with the asparagus and feta. You can just substitute lemon zest for it though.
2 lbs. fresh asparagus
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. lemon zest or 1/2 tsp. sumac
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, or less if you don’t like it too spicey
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper
4 oz. crumbled feta
1/2 lemon, juiced
Preheat oven to 400F. Heat olive oil, minced garlic, sumac (lemon zest), oregano and red pepper flakes in a small fry pan over low heat until the garlic becomes golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool.
Wash and snap asparagus at it’s natural breaking point and discard the ends. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with infused oil. Season with salt and pepper. Make sure the asparagus is in a single layer. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
Roast for 10-15 min. or until done to your liking. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve immediately.