1/4 cup olive oil
5 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes
1 fennel bulb, ends trimmed and cut into 8 wedges
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 pound fettuccine
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Honey Is Sweeter Than Sugar
Due to the high level of fructose, honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar.
Place asparagus in the center of the baking sheet. Cut tomatoes in half or quarters lengthwise, depending on size of tomatoes. Place around asparagus. Put fennel wedges around tomatoes. Drizzle vegetables with 2 tablespoons of the garlic olive oil and then with 2 tablespoons honey.
Roast for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and gently stir. Drizzle with 2 more tablespoons of the garlic olive oil. Return to oven. Roast 5 more minutes. Remove asparagus to a plate. Continue roasting tomatoes and fennel 5 – 10 more minutes until fennel softens and begins to brown. Meanwhile, cut asparagus into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, return to pot. Drizzle with remaining garlic olive oil. Add all vegetables including chives. Toss. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.