1 bunch fresh asparagus
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
Wash asparagus and break or cut off base where they naturally want to break/be cut. (NOTE: I cut them, and I just gently press a sharp knife into the flesh of each piece and if it doesn't easily cut through, I move up the stalk until it does.) Place asparagus in a baking dish and sprinkle in oil and salt. If desired, roll asparagus in oil to ensure all are covered. Sprinkle pepper on top to taste.
Broil in the oven for 3-5 minutes until they are done. (NOTE: Keep a very close eye on the asparagus in the broiler, as it will easily burn if left too long. If you prefer a "safer" route, bake the asparagus at 350 for 10 minutes.)
What's your favourite early season vegetable?