Saturday, October 17, 2009
Almondy Asparagus Plate
Before entering into this recipe, I should first ask if anyone's heard of any serious health repercussions for eating particles of burnt parchment paper... Being unfamiliar with parchment paper and the broiler setting, I lit my food on fire twice. Hopefully, you know better than this.
What You'll Need:
1/4 cup raw almonds
1 vegetable broth cube
bundle of asparagus
3 or 4 carrots
Set your oven to 450.
In a food processor, mix 1/8 cup of raw almonds with the vegetable broth cube (as well as a few shakes of chili powder.)
In a bowl, throw in asparagus and sliced carrots. Pour in about 3 tbs of oil and shake the food around. Then, pour in the almond mixture and try to distribute it evenly.
Assemble your creation on a baking sheet lined with *parchment paper!* and throw in the oven for about 5 minutes. Then, change the setting to *broiler!* and cook [with oven door slightly open] for another 5 minutes or so. (Make sure it doesn't burn... or light on fire.)
After it's cooked and slightly browned, throw in some lemon juice and another 1/8 cup of ground almonds... Even the veggie-haters won't be able to turn this one down.
>>>Props to several other veggie blogs who inspired this meal.<<<