Old-Style Mustard and Rosemary Asparagus

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Old-Style Mustard and Rosemary Asparagus

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Asparagus, tossed with olive oil, grain mustard, fresh rosemary, lemon zest, and sea salt. Roasted until nutty and fragrant. Simple, just like that.

The mustard adds a tangy spice and crunch, rosemary pairs gorgeously with both old-fashioned mustard and asparagus, and the lemon zest is like a flash bulb, exploding and exposing the best things in all the other flavors.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

  • Yield:2 to 4 servings
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes
  • Rated:

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces asparagus, trimmed and halved
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • The zest of 1/4 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. 1.

    Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the asparagus with all the other other ingredients on the baking sheet until combined. Roast for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately.