Roasted asparagus & shallots with Herbes de Provence

I am not sure if it was the Herbes de Provence alone or the trio of the ingredients, but when the scent from the oven started spreading around the house, I began imagining the French countryside with lavender fields as far as the eye can see. It was intoxicating. I love simple food where the flavors overwhelm your senses. It may sound like I am exaggerating just a bit, but seriously – your kitchen will smell like a 4 start restaurant while you roast these 3 ingredients. The taste did not disappoint and the asparagus still had a bite. This simple side dish can go with anything. 

  • A bunch of asparagus (app 20)
  • 5 shallots
  • 1 tsp of Herbes de Provence (or your personal favorite)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Break the ends of the asparagus off (sound effect “snap”) and slice the shallots.
  3. Put in oven proof dish and drizzle with olive oil, herbs, salt & pepper.
  4. Roast for app 20 min. Serve warm. Voila! 

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