Pam Smith’s daughter Nicole, and my daughter Melissa are longtime friends. Once I really got into blogging, it was important for me to acknowledge those people who inspire me.
Pam Smith is at the top of my list. She started out in the area of nutrition, had her own radio program, and now is affiliated with Epcot. She has developed her own line of spice blends and rubs that are AMAZING! My daughter and I have watched her narrate cooking demos, with well-known chefs at the EPCOT Food And Wine Festival. Now Pam has gone on to perform her own food demos with her daughter Nicole narrating them by her side. What a tremendous family achievement.
I received an early Christmas package, this year, from the girls. I was so excited to test a new recipe using this Mocha Chili Spice blend. I decided to test this spice blend on asparagus. This is my Mocha Chili Spiced Roasted Asparagus.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 to 15 minutes (times may vary slightly depending on the thickness of the asparagus)
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
Equipment: 1 rimmed baking sheet pan
1 pound of Asparagus
2 tablespoons of Mocha Chili Spice Blend
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 450-degrees F.
Start by rinsing the asparagus spears under cold water. Next, dry all the spears off really well. Once they’re all dry, hold each one at both ends, bend the spear until it snaps. They will naturally snap where it starts to get tough. Discard the bottom portion.
Place asparagus spears onto a sheet pan. Next, add the Mocha Chili, Kosher salt, and olive oil. Using clean hands, toss the asparagus spears so they are coated really well. Then spread them out evenly into one layer. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness. Add a final sprinkling of Kosher salt. WOW!, the Mocha Chili Spice Blend adds the perfect balance of heat with a touch of sweetness to the asparagus. There you have it, my Roasted Mocha Chili Spiced Asparagus with your next meal. For more information visit…
P.S. Flavor-Spice Blends by Pam Smith, RDN.
Pam Smith, with daughter and moderator Nicole Smith Talbott, holds monthly Facebook Live classes for P.S. Flavor Club. Available are 3-month seasonal kits, you can go to http://www.psflavorclub.com. or https://m.facebook.com/psflavor