Monday, March 28, 2011

Asparagus and Sweet Pepper Roasted

Who said vegetarian has to be boring? Maybe nobody did, but sometimes I sure feel like it is. For example, this morning , my brain just couldn’t process any new ideas for a vegetarian meal. Therefore, I decided to have coke and chips for lunch. (Terrible, I know!!) Having settled on that, I proceeded to photograph raw vegetables and fruit, which is my latest interest. Everything was going well until my stomach decided to groan its displeasure. I kept going on with my business and ignored my stomach completely. Finally, when photography started frustrating me and my stomach was not letting up, my brain processed an idea. I grabbed all the asparagus I was photographing and snapped off its end. It was going into the oven.

Asparagus and Sweet Pepper

As I bent over to replace half of the asparagus, which is for another recipe, I spotted the sweet peppers. Grabbed some, washed, and added it to the asparagus. And then, sprinkled sea salt, a generous amount of pepper and olive oil over the vegetables and picked up the cookie sheet. Lined it with foil and dropped the oil bathed vegetables on it. Feeling a little whimsical, I threw in a couple slices of lime. Cranked up the oven to 425 D F, waited for about 10 minutes to let it heat up, and then slid the cookie tray laden with veggies in. Baked for 10 minutes and I picked out the asparagus and placed on a platter. Turned the oven setting to broil and charred both sides of the pepper, takes only a few minutes on both sides.


Asparagus and sweet Peppers

As they all came out of the oven and was placed on a platter, I topped it with a handful of cheddar cheese and let it melt. Grabbed my glass of water melon juice and have to say enjoyed a fantastic lunch. No more groaning stomach but a blissful siesta invites me.

Asparagus and Sweet Peppers broiled

All is well in this part of the world, hope yours is too.

Broiled Asparagus and Sweet Pepper

Ingredients:

Asparagus – 20
Sweet Pepper – 8
Pepper – to taste
Sea Salt – to taste
Olive Oil – 1 Tbspn
Cheddar Cheese – to taste

Method:
1. Snap the ends of the asparagus and place it on a cookie sheet lined with foil
2. Add the sweet peppers
3. Sprinkle pepper, salt and drizzle the olive oil over.
4. Bake at 425 D F for about 10- 12 minutes. Remove the asparagus into a plate.
5. Change the oven setting to broil and blacken both sides of the pepper about a minute or two on both sides.
6. Place the peppers in the serving plate and sprinkle cheddar cheese over and let it melt

This is not an original idea, of course you know that. I am just saying I just decided to eat this as lunch which is new for me.

Contributor: Sunitha

37 comments:

  1. Simple and yummy dish and cool write up...Excellent pictures...

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  2. Stunning pics as always..roasted asparagus and pepper looks healthy and delicious..thanks!

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  3. i actually love asparagus so much im having it in different forms every other day...im actually getting a bit concerned now if im addicted to it hehehe...
    on another note, ive been in situations like these n instead of being proactive like you and making a meal, i would actually step out n grab an unhealthy sandwich from the store outside...not so good i know!

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  4. Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...I m a big big fan of asparagus n love having it in my salads,Indian sabjis,pastas,grilled ...now u knw I can finish that whole plate of goodness in seconds....
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  5. sounds very new and interesting.Great clicks

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  6. Nice write up of your antics and avery healthy veggie dish.

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  7. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

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  8. delicious combination have used parmesan cheese on asparagus before but haven't used cheddar looks good

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  9. recipe is completely new to me...but very delicious combination !


    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  10. Awesome clicks.I love Oven roasted asparagus. We give this to the veggie friends when we have BBQ night.

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  11. oh I love roasted peppers, they're so sweet after roasting

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  12. interesting n looks colourful fry!!!

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  13. Looks colorful and yummy.. Awesome clicks !!

    Indian Cuisine

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  14. oooo summer is nearly here and these colours are welcoming..loved the pics and recipe sounds gud

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  15. Great idea and it looks yummy!


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  16. This is one pretty and yummy looking platter, Sunitha...Great going!!

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  17. Sunitha..I loved the write-up and the Veg meal looks beautiful and Yumm!!
    Renee

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  18. Looks healhty and delicious spread..loved it!

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  19. I am also a big fan of asparagus,this looks delicious..lovely clicks.

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  20. I am a huge fan to roasted asparagus...the spread looks yummy...even the roasted pepper sound great!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  21. I am a huge fan to roasted asparagus...the spread looks yummy...even the roasted pepper sound great!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  22. Healthy veggies and beautiful clicks.

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  23. This is what I would love on my platter day in and day out! Love the clicks.

    Lite Bite

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  24. wat do i say about ignoring the meals and gohead doing other thing and eating unhealthy i a winner in this area~ and those veg pic stunning!

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  25. Hi CC, first time here and I'm loving the wonderful collection of recipes and amazing clicks as well.. Roasted asparagus and sweet pepper looks delicious!! love to follow u.

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  26. Lovely recipe, I love asparagus they look so yummy!

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  27. What a delectable platter of deliciousness!

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  28. I love roasted asparagus..Lovely clicks!

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  29. wow, nice way to eat veggie, yumm

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