Rinse asparagus under cool running water. Break each stem at the point where is breaks easily. Discard the stem
end or freeze to save it for vegetable stock. Rinse the asparagus again under cool running water or allow it to soak in water for 10 minutes. Pat asparagusdry with a paper towel.
Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat well. Place the baking sheet in the oven set on ‘Broil’. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until the asparagus is lightly browned. Serve as a side dish or atop your favorite mixed green salad!
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