Roasted asparagus recipe makes an elegant, simple presentation on your table.
<ul> <li>2 bunches medium asparagus</li> <li class="p1">2 tablespoons olive oil</li> <li class="p1">1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (table salt can be substituted) Pinch freshly ground black pepper</li> </ul>
1. Preheat oven to 450 <p class="p1">2. Wash asparagus in cold water. Hold the asparagus near the end and bend. It will break easily. Discard ends.</p> <p class="p1">3. On baking sheet, add asparagus, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat and lay asparagus in a single layer.</p> <p class="p1">4. Roast asparagus 8-10 minutes, shaking pan halfway through cooking time. Asparagus will be a bright green with brown flecks when done.</p> <p class="p1">5. Serve warm or at room temperature.</p> <p class="p1">Options: Top with Parmesan or other grated cheese. Or sprinkle with vinegar (wine or balsamic vinegar are good), or fresh squeezed lemon juice.</p>