Sunday, May 8, 2011

Oven Roasted Asparagus

1 bunch fresh asparagus, thin stalks, about 1 lb.
2-3 TBS olive oil
coarse ground sea salt, to taste
fresh ground tri-color blend peppercorns, to taste
1 large clove garlic, minced

Place oven rack on highest position in oven; preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with foil.

Thoroughly wash asparagus; cut off bottom 2 inches of stalks. Spread on paper towels & pat completely dry.

Spread the asparagus in a single layer on prepared sheet. Brush olive oil evenly over the asparagus. Sprinkle with sea salt & pepper; scatter minced garlic on top.

Place baking sheet on high rack; roast the asparagus for about 12-15 minutes until lightly brown & tender. Remove to serving plate; serve immediately.

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