Asparagus in the Oven Recipe – Prepare Asparagus in Aluminum Foil
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I’ll show you my asparagus in the oven recipe today.
With this preparation variant, the asparagus cooks in the aluminum foil, that is aroma cuisine at its finest!
You can use green or white asparagus for this preparation.
You can find a recipe for roasted asparagus in the oven elsewhere. I wish you good luck!
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1. Recipe Asparagus in the Oven
Here follows the detailed recipe of asparagus in aluminum foil with all quantities.
I wish you good luck!
Asparagus in the Oven in Aluminum Foil
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Prepare simple instructions for asparagus in the aluminum foil in the oven.
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|1||Packet||Cress (or finely chopped chives)|
Peel and prepare the asparagus as described in the article.
Preheat the oven at 190°C top/bottom heat.
Prepare two lengths of aluminum foil about 40 cm long.
Place 10 peeled asparagus spears in the center of the matt side of the aluminum foil.
Alternatively, use a roasting pan instead of the foil.
Season the asparagus with salt, pepper, some sugar and nutmeg.
Add the butter to the asparagus and fold up the aluminum foil.
Optionally pour in the white wine and seal the asparagus packets tightly.
Place the prepared asparagus in aluminum foil on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.
Set the kitchen timer for 30 minutes.
Try asparagus from a packet, increasing the cooking time as needed.
Take the asparagus packets out of the oven and place on plates.
Open the aluminum foil.
Serve the asparagus with cress or chives and sprinkle with parmesan.
Asparagus cooking time:
In the recipe picture you can see relatively thin asparagus spears in the picture. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the asparagus spears and the power of the oven.
—> Frequent opening of the oven increases the cooking time!
—> Thicker asparagus spears need longer, recommended time 40 minutes in a preheated oven!
-> Thank God asparagus is not DIN standardized, so it is impossible to specify an exact cooking time. Please open a packet and taste the asparagus. If necessary, increase the cooking time.
About the asparagus recipe:
I first saw the way it was prepared by Hans Haas in Tantris.
2. Overview of Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values
3. What Should be Considered when Buying and Preparing Asparagus
When shopping, please give preference to local asparagus.
Local asparagus is healthier and has no mileage account!
The German asparagus season begins in April and ends on June 24th on St. John’s Day.
St. John’s Day is popularly known as Asparagus New Year’s Eve.
Local asparagus is healthier than imported goods!Thomas Sixt
3.1 How Do you Recognize Fresh Asparagus?
You can recognize good and fresh asparagus by the shiny skin and the closed asparagus heads.
Fresh asparagus has no brown spots…
3.2 Peel the Asparagus Correctly
You can easily peel the asparagus like a professional chef:
–> Peel white asparagus starting about 3 cm below the tips.
–> Peel green asparagus only at the end about 5 cm.
Here is a picture of how to peel the asparagus correctly:
Grab the tip of the asparagus spear with your fingers.
Place the asparagus spear over your hand on your wrist.
Turn the asparagus with your fingers when peeling and remove the peel evenly with the pendulum peeler.
By placing the asparagus spear on your hand and wrist, the asparagus gets a stable base when peeled and does not break!
4. Prepare Asparagus in the Oven
You can either roast the asparagus in the oven or cook the asparagus in its own juice in a closed container or in aluminum foil.
The recipe asparagus roasted in the oven shows you the variant asparagus with roasted aromas, the asparagus tastes like grilled.
I’ll show you the variant of asparagus in its own juice, in aluminum foil, in the recipe.
For both variants, you do not have to pre-cook the asparagus.
This saves working time and energy…
I like the preparation of the asparagus in the aluminum foil, it’s practical and sure to succeed.
If you pay attention to the environmental aspect, you can also use a lockable roaster with a lid!
Now seal the asparagus in the aluminum foil and cook the asparagus packets in the oven at 190 °C top/bottom heat for 25-30 minutes.
Side dishes asparagus in the oven
As an accompaniment to the asparagus in the oven, I recommend:
–> Boiled potatoes or peeled and boiled potatoes
–> Oven potatoes (cut into quarters and cook in the oven with the asparagus!)
–> Baguette or gluten-free bread (ideal for dipping the asparagus juice/asparagus butter!)
When it comes to sauces, I recommend the matching Hollandaise sauce first.
I prefer to serve the asparagus from the oven cooked in the aluminum foil, preferably with fresh and finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino.
In addition, the asparagus dish with cress or sprinkled with chives tastes really good.
5. More Ideas for Cooking During the Asparagus Season
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