Roasted Lemony Asparagus


  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • Garnish: 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced & zested

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Arrange asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet, and drizzle with oil.  Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Roast until tender, 18 to 20 minutes, then transfer to a platter.

Step 2: Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add panko, and cook, stirring frequently, until deep golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice and zest.  Season with salt.

Step 3: Top asparagus with breadcrumbs, and garnish with lemon.

Enjoy this easy & delicious asparagus dish from Martha Stewart!