1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp Parmesan cheese
1 TBSP lemon juice (about 1/4 lemon)
Preheat oven to 400˚. Break off ends of asparagus (about 1 inch). Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and arrange in a single layer in a jelly roll pan. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, gently toss and sprinkle with cheese and lemon juice. Return to oven for 4-8 more minutes, until asparagus has begun to brown, and is either still crispy (closer to 4 minutes), or is soft (closer to 8 minutes).
(I triple this recipe for the six of us!)
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