Asparagus Baked In A Foil Packet

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

Original recipe yields 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 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.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.