Roast British asparagus with smoked paprika and thyme butter

Think beyond lemon - this smoky dressing is a perfect complement to seasonal British asparagus


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  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    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.