The asparagus season is almost over here in Kansas, but I thought that it would be worth sharing this recipe anyway, since I’m sure there are readers of Amanda’s blog in other growing regions where it is still readily available. This is one of the easiest things to do with a vegetable, and dare I say, by far the most delightful.
1 lb. asparagus 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil 2-3 cloves garlic, sliced or grated salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse asparagus in cold water and trim the bottoms by about half an inch. Arrange them on a cookie sheet or a big enough baking dish. Coat with olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes, serve hot. You can also do this on the grill; it takes about the same about of time, but be sure to have the asparagus on a sheet of foil so you can preserve the olive oil and garlic coating. Serves 4.