Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Yogurt
(Yogurtlu Kuskonmaz Salatasi)
1 bunch of asparagus, washed and trimmed
Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup Turkish plain yogurt
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1 tsp red pepper paste
Place asparagus on an oven tray. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the oven in a middle rack. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Alternatively, you can barbecue them until softened.
Arrange the asparagus on a service plate. Let it cool down. Just before serving, pour the Garlic Yogurt Sauce over the asparagus. Then heat up the olive oil in a small pan and add in the crushed tomato and red pepper paste. Stir with a spoon. When it starts bubbling, pour over the yogurt sauce.