Added by arcrossley | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
salt and pepper
I almost hesitate to call this a "recipe," because it is super-simple. But it's definitely a new way to try this often baneful vegetable - people seem to either hate it or love it. Those who have never cared for it will gobble it up; the slender, roasted stalks will take on a nutty, caramelized flavor, and the tops become almost crunchy.
Take the asparagus (as much or as little as you like) and place it on a baking sheet. Cover generously with olive oil and give them a good rub down. Then, sprinkle with plenty of salt and pepper, then bake at 400F/200C for 25 minutes.