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.