1 lb fresh asparagus
10 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
1⁄4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (may use Asiago)
1. Heat oil and garlic in a small saucepan over low heat until garlic becomes goldenseveral minutes (do not burn garlic); allow oil to cool.
2. Bend asparagus gently at a natural point and when it snaps, discard end pieces. Place asparagus on a lipped roasting pan and toss with infused olive oil and garlic, coating all pieces.
3. Line up asparagus and push together, season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
4. Roast in a preheated oven at 400°F for 12 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Serve at once.