The intense dry heat of the oven concentrates and deepens the flavor of these roasted asparagus.
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.
Roast until lightly browned and tender, 8 to 10 minutes (depending on thickness).