Asparagus Baked In A Foil Packet

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Recipe: #35156

June 27, 2020

"This worked out really well for us and easy too!"

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (252.2 g)
  • Calories 165.5
  • Total Fat - 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 33.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1075.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 5.3 g
  • Calcium - 63.8 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of foil that is about 16 x 12 inches (you need a bit of overhang).

Step 2

To trim asparagus, bend spear at the woody stem until it snaps -- I did all my asparagus this way but you can also just break one and trim the rest with a knife so they are all the same length.

Step 3

Arrange asparagus in center of the foil with spears running parallel to the short side, you need to leave a border on each side of at least 1 1/2 inches. Dot with the butter and then sprinkle with the shallots, garlic, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Place a second sheet of foil (same size) over the asparagus and pinch all edges together to form a packet, but fold foil in center so it pitches up and is not flat against the asparagus.

Step 5

Place in oven and cook for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and let asparagus continue to steam for 2-5 minutes.

Step 6

Carefully open the packet and sprinkle with capers, dill and lemon juice. Toss with tongs and place asparagus in serving dish, pouring sauce over the asparagus.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Quick and easy to make with excellent results. My asparagus was thick, this procedure worked perfectly for them, resulting in tender, flavorful, delicious spears. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe ellie.


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(15 Mar 2021)

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