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Pan-Roasted Asparagus

A Simple and Delicious Dinner Addition

Emeril Lagasse shares ways to quickly prepare delicious dinners after busy days.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Interested in making asparagus for dinner, but sure how to get started? Try Emeril's easy recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, sliced crosswise into rings
  • 1 pound large asparagus, woody portion of stems trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • One lemon wedge
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 400°F.

    Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the shallot and cook for 30 seconds. Add the asparagus, season with the salt and pepper and cook, turning the asparagus over in the pan as needed for 3 to 6 minutes, until golden brown.

    Add the thyme and transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 8 to 10 minutes longer, or until the asparagus is crisp-tender.

    Transfer the asparagus to a serving platter, squeeze the lemon over the asparagus, and garnish with the cheese. Serve immediately.

    Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, copyright MSLO, Inc., all rights reserved

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

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