Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce is one of my favorite side dishes, especially when I’m in a fancy steak house. However, these roasted asparagus are just as refreshing because of the slight heat from the Aleppo pepper flakes, and the tangy lemon zest. Simply delicious.
During the spring, whilst living in Greece, I would venture out with my dad and uncles looking for wild Asparagus. They are quite thin, compared to the asparagus we find in our local grocery stores. They seem to grow in thorny bushes on Lesvos Island, sometimes making it difficult to cut. However, the taste of wild Greek asparagus is well worth the foraging effort. My dad would make them with eggs and some fresh dill…simply delicious.
These roasted asparagus go great with any grilled meat, including beef, lamb, and chicken.