Roast British asparagus with smoked paprika and thyme butter

Roast asparagus with smoked paprika and thyme butter

Roast asparagus with smoked paprika and thyme butter

Roast British asparagus with smoked paprika and thyme butter

 

Simply roasted British asparagus spears topped with a butter whipped up in moments. Great for sharing.

 

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 7-8 minutes

 

You’ll need:

100g butter, softened to room temperature

1 tbsp thyme leaves

1 tsp smoked paprika

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 bunches of British asparagus, trimmed

 

What to do:

Add the butter to a bowl and use a fork mash until smooth. Stir through the thyme leaves and paprika and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

 

Trim the asparagus and spread out in a roasting tin. Drizzle lightly with olive and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a hot oven (180°C fan) for about 7-8 minutes until just tender.

 

When cooked immediately remove from the oven and place onto a serving dish. Top with the spiced butter which will melt over the cooked asparagus.