Spring is the best time of year to find high-quality asparagus at good prices. I could eat this as a meal.
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1 T. oil
salt & pepper to taste
red pepper flakes, if desired
Toss asparagus in oil, then spread evenly on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until desired doneness. Immediately grate fresh parmesan cheese over hot asparagus.
Remember that you can also prepare these in a skillet on the stovetop.