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Roast Asparagus with Sun-blush Tomatoes

This simple dish is packed with delicious flavours. It's perfect as a starter or a light lunch. You can't beat fresh British asparagus for this recipe. 

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Roast Asparagus

Ingredients  

  • 450g (1lb) asparagus spears, trimmed 
  • 240g tub sun-blush tomatoes 
  • 30 ml (2tbsp) Parmesan cheese shavings 
  • Few fresh basil leaves, to garnish 

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6). Place the asparagus spears in a shallow roasting tin. Drain 45ml (3tbsp) oil from the tub of sun-blush tomatoes and pour over the asparagus. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
  2. Roast asparagus for 10 mins. Remove from oven and add tomatoes. Roast for a further 5 mins until the asparagus is just tender. 
  3. Arrange on four serving plates. Pour over a little more of the oil; sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Scatter over Parmesan cheese shavings and garnish with the basil leaves. 

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