This is the easiest way I’ve found to make asparagus. All you need is some fresh asparagus, olive oil and garlic. The preparation is fast and while it’s in the oven I can start working on other dishes.
Wash the asparagus.
Break off the woody ends of the asparagus. Hold both ends of the spear, bend it until it snaps. It will break at a natural breaking point.
Pour a little olive oil into the bottom of a pyrex baking dish. Add minced or chopped garlic. Line the asparagus in the pan and roll them around so they get covered evenly by the oil and the garlic.
Cover the dish with foil and put in a preheated 350 degree oven. (The foil holds in the steam so that the asparagus doesn’t dry out.)
About 20-30 minutes later pull out asparagus, remove foil, then put back into the oven.
Cook aspargus until you can easily put a fork into it and the tips are starting to brown a little bit – usually another 5-10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.