The tarragon really enhances the flavor in this simple dish that combines two of Spring’s finest ingredients, green garlic and asparagus! This would also be delicious with sugar snap peas substituted for the asparagus! You will find fresh asparagus, green garlic, and sugar snap peas from Cool Springs Farm at the market this week!

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 stalk green garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp dried tarragon
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan flakes or shreds

Preheat oven to 400F. Cover a baking tray with aluminum foil, rub a bit of the oil over the foil, and scatter the shreds of green garlic over the tray.

Arrange asparagus spears in single layer on the garlic, season with herb and spices, drizzle over remaining oil.

Place near the top of the oven for 10 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Increase heat to 425F, scatter parmesan over asparagus and return the tray to the oven until cheese is bubbly.