Crunchy asparagus baked in the oven and flavored with Papa Vince Parsley Pesto. The pesto can be prepared in advance so that you have it on hand, ready to baste your asparagus.
Preparation: 30-40 minutes; Active Time: 10 min; Servings: 6
I prefer my asparagus to be al dente, bake longer for a softer consistency.
This is a typical dish from Messina which incorporates so many of the fresh ingredients of Sicilian cuisine. Recipes in Sicily vary so much by cities and regions and Vitina told me that despite visiting her family in Sicily so many times, this was the first time she ever experienced this dish. Her family is from the Eastern side and the food is different! This is a very popular recipe and is a creative way to make an eggplant spaghetti sandwich covered in rich tomato sauce, cheese and fresh basil.