Roasted garlic (to taste)
Sesame oil (not toasted sesame oil)
salt and pepper (fresh ground preferable)
Preheat oven 425 degrees.
Rinse asparagus, and break off bottom ends. *
Put in a bowl with garlic and just enough sesame oil to lightly coat all (maybe 2 Tab?)
Toss everything together til asparagus is lightly coated.
Put on baking sheet or pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 7 min.
Remove, turn pieces over and continue cooking another 5-10 min.
Serve and enjoy!
*The way to break fresh asparagus is to grip both ends and bend slightly. Bend to the point where it breaks in half (approximately). Throw the lower half away and keep the part with the “flowery” part on it.
Other variations on this can be subbing extra virgin olive oil for the sesame oil. Add some roasted red pepper, artichoke hearts, red onions, etc. Maybe add some fresh Italian herbs like Basil.
You can really taylor this recipe however you want. It’s wonderfully easy and yummy!