My absolutely favorite way to eat this vegetable–and so easy, it’s almost as if you can’t ruin it.
1 bunch asparagus, stalks trimmed*
1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp. fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp. dried
salt & pepper
optional: 1 tsp. fresh lavender tastes so good but is hard to find
OVEN: 400 degrees
Wash and dry asparagus. Place in one layer in a shallow baking dish, then drizzle generously with olive oil. Top with minced garlic, herbs, salt, & pepper. Use your fingers to toss so that the asparagus is evenly coated. Bake for 15-20 minutes, testing asparagus with a fork until desired tenderness is reached.
*Hold one stalk with both hands and bend gently–the stalk will naturally break where the end is woody. Use that stalk as a guide for where to cut the rest.