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I’ll show you my recipe for Asparagus in the Oven today. Inspired by the star chefs Hans Haas, Johann Lafer and Alfons Schuhbeck, I would like to present you a simple and extremely tasty asparagus dish.

The asparagus is cooked in aluminium foil in this preparation variant, this is aroma cuisine of the finest! 

You can use green or white asparagus for this preparation. A recipe for baked deep-fried asparagus can be found elsewhere. I wish you every success!

1. What to consider when buying and preparing Asparagus

When shopping, please prefer local asparagus. Local asparagus is healthier and has no mileage account! The German asparagus season begins in April and ends on 24 June on St John’s Day. St John’s Day is popularly known as the Asparagus New Year’s Eve.

Local asparagus is healthier than imported goods!

1.1 How to recognize fresh asparagus?

You can recognize good and fresh asparagus by its shiny skin and closed asparagus heads. Fresh asparagus has no brown spots…

Fresh asparagus close-up

Asparagus fresh, the ends should not be dried.

1.2 Peel asparagus properly

You can peel the asparagus just like a professional chef:

  • Start by peeling the white asparagus about 3 cm below the tips.
  • Only peel green asparagus about 5 cm at the end.

Here a picture to the correct asparagus peel:

 

Asparagus peeling fingers and hand technique

Peel asparagus like a pro: Grasp the tip of the asparagus spear with your fingers. Place the asparagus spear over your hand on your wrist. While peeling, turn the asparagus spear with your fingers and remove the peel evenly with the pendulum peeler. By placing the asparagus spear on the hand and wrist, the asparagus gets a stable surface when peeling and does not break!

Asparagus peeled with asparagus spears

Use a sharp pendulum peeler to peel the asparagus, then it will work smoothly!

2. Prepare Asparagus in the Oven

You can either fry the asparagus in the oven or cook it in a closed container or in aluminium foil in its own juice.

The recipe asparagus roasted in the oven shows you the variant asparagus with roasted aromas, the asparagus tastes like grilled.

The variant asparagus in its own juice, in aluminium foil, I show you here in the recipe.

For both variants, you don’t have to precook the asparagus. That saves working time and energy…

3. Asparagus in Aluminium Foil Step by Step Instructions

I like the preparation of asparagus in aluminium foil, that is practical and sure to work. Who pays attention to the environmental aspect can also use a lockable roaster with lid! Here are the steps with photos:

Peeled white asparagus on a board.

I’ll show you how to peel the asparagus thoroughly in the article above.

Prepare the ingredients for asparagus in aluminium foil in the oven.

The asparagus spears in aluminium foil with the ingredients. The sugar is in my hand, so it is missing in the picture.

Asparagus in aluminium foil.

Asparagus in aluminium foil, seasoned and with pieces of butter.

Now seal the asparagus in the aluminium foil and cook the asparagus packets in the oven at 190 °C top/bottom heat for 25-30 minutes.

Asparagus side dishes in the oven

As a side dish to the asparagus in the oven, I recommend you:

  • Jacket 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 dunking asparagus juice / asparagus butter!)

With the sauces I recommend you first the suitable sauce Hollandaise. I serve the asparagus from the oven cooked in aluminium foil preferably with fresh and finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino additionally sprinkled with cress or chive rolls…

Baked asparagus as finger food in a bowl served with chives sauce

Baked asparagus with chives sauce, you can serve this dish as finger food in bowls.

 

grilled asparagus, a wonderful garnish to fish

Asparagus grilled in the oven, the difference to baked asparagus is the missing crispy layer of dough. Recipe fried asparagus…

4. Prepare Asparagus in the Aluminium Foil in the Oven

Here follows the detailed recipe asparagus in aluminium foil with all quantities. I wish you good luck!

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Asparagus in the oven in aluminium foil, simple asparagus recipe with step-by-step instructions and many tips from chef Thomas Sixt.
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Rezept bild Spargel im Backofen, in der Alufolie zubereiten
Asparagus in the Oven in Aluminium Foil
Votes: 6
Rating: 5
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Asparagus in the oven in aluminium foil, simple asparagus recipe with step-by-step instructions and many tips from chef Thomas Sixt.
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
Asparagus
  • 20 bars white asparagus
  • some salt
  • some pepper
  • some brown sugar
  • some nutmeg grounded
  • 60-80 g Butter
  • 60 ml dry white wine optional!
Side Dishes and Decoration
  • 2 pc Baguette
  • 80 g Parmesan
  • 1 packet cress or chives cut in fine rings
Servings: Persons
Units:
Instructions
  1. Peel and prepare the asparagus as described in the article.
  2. Preheat the oven to top/bottom heat at 190°C.
  3. Peel the asparagus according to the instructions in the article. Season the water with salt, pepper, sugar and nutmeg and cook the asparagus until it is firm to the bite.
  4. Prepare two aluminium foil sheets with a length of approx. 40 cm. Place 10 peeled asparagus spears on the mat side of the aluminium foil in the middle.
  5. Season asparagus with salt, pepper, some sugar and nutmeg. Add the butter to the asparagus and whip up the aluminium foil. Optionally pour in the white wine and close the asparagus packets tightly.
  6. Place the prepared asparagus in aluminium foil on a baking tray and place in a preheated oven. Set the kitchen alarm clock to 30 minutes.
  7. Take the asparagus packets out of the oven and put them on plates. Open the aluminium foil. Serve asparagus with cress or chives and parmesan.
Recipe Notes

5. Calories (kcal) Asparagus prepared in Aluminium Foil in the Oven, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus in the Oven in Aluminium Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1177mg 49%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 34%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 7%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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