As far as my family & I are concerned, roasting is THE only way to cook this vegetable. See if you agree.
Asparagus – as much as you want
Extra virgin olive oil (Please do not use any other type)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Cut the tops off the asparagus to 1-inch down the stem. (You may dice-up and use the stems too, if you wish). Spread in a single layer on a rimmed cookie-type sheet. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons olive oil over. Sprinkle salt & pepper over.
Mix it all up with your hands right on the tray- messy but fun.
Place in the oven for about 15 minutes; stir once during roasting