A favorite spring vegetable, asparagus is often boiled or steamed but roasting asparagus is easy, as this three-ingredient recipe shows. All you need is olive oil, salt and pepper, and a preheated oven. And the asparagus becomes meltingly soft.
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When I first tried this I was extremely apprehensive as it seemed so easy to do. Trick here is to use the tender part of the stems. (grab the bottom of the stem and about two inches under the tip and bend-it will snap where the tender and hard meet) Use about the same sice large stalks. This comes out so good for being so easy. If you wish a cheese sauce may be drizzled ove it on the plate.