Monday, October 22, 2012

SRC Orphan Rescue: The Savvy Kitchen

Every now and then, somehow, there are some bloggers whose Secret Recipe Club partners flake out and don't cook or post. It's a horrible feeling to be left out, so when that happens, the group organizers put a call out for some quick cooking. I was happy to step-in today and help make sure that The Savvy Kitchen was no longer an orphan. Amy writes that cooking is her hobby and that her goal is to have her blog be an outlet for all the new recipes she tries as well as a compilation of her family's favorite dishes.

There were so many of her recipes that I wanted to try, but as I needed to cook and post tonight I decided to try her Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic since I knew that I had asparagus in the crisper. Funny thing: we love asparagus, but I have never roasted it. We've steamed them. We've blanched them. And we've grilled them. But we've never put them in the oven. How strange is that? Tonight we remedied that oversight and will be roasting them again in the future. So easy and so delicious, Amy!

When I have more time, I am going to make her Italian cream cake. Che squisito!

1 lb asparagus
olive oil
freshly ground sea salt
freshly ground rainbow pepper
truffle salt (I swapped this for the garlic powder that Amy used)
juice from one lemon.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Trim off the end of each asparagus stem and discard. Place the asparagus in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the sea salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Toss well to coat. Bake for 15 to  20 minutes until tender. Serve hot, sprinkled with some truffle salt.


  1. It's so great that you stepped up and saved the orphan. I've been orphaned a few times, I know how much it sucks to realise it.

    This looks great. I haven't grilled asparagus ever either, even though judging from what I've seen, it is pretty common. I would love some of this :)

  2. Thank you so much for coming through! Love the asparagus, great choice!

  3. Thank you so much for stepping up so I wasn't an orphan! That was so nice of you! I really appreciate it :) And I'm glad you liked the asparagus!

  4. You are a saint for rescuing Savvy Kitchen and this looks soooo gooood. I can't wait for spring to try it with fresh asparagus.

  5. This look delicious and you Camilla are amazing yes I understand the filling that nobody cook your recipe! Oh My!
    I really love asparagus!


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