Celebrating Earth Day -40 Years Later-with Asparagus and Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
Asparagus with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic
2 pounds asparagus
@ 1/4- 1/3 C. extra virgin olive oil
1 pint mixed heirloom cherry and pear tomatoes (I halve some of the larger ones)
@ 6 basil leaves, torn or snipped with kitchen shears
2 3 cloves of garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
Trim the tough ends of asparagus spears, toss them in half the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast in a 375 degree oven, until just tender @7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and arrange on a platter.
Heat the remaining olive oil in a large sauté pan. When the oil is hot, add the cherry tomatoes and sauté quickly until a few tomatoes just begin to burst. Then throw in the garlic and basil, and slat and pepper, if desired. Pour immediately over the plated asparagus.
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