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Roasted Asparagus

The intense dry heat of the oven concentrates and deepens flavor.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2006


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium-thick asparagus
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Prepare asparagus (see Rinse and Snap). On a rimmed baking sheet, toss asparagus with olive oil; season with coarse salt and ground pepper.

  2. Roast until lightly browned and tender, 8 to 10 minutes (depending on thickness).

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