Perfect Roasted Asparagus
This was amazing. Finally a green veggie my family will willingly devour.
Grab one stalk of asparagus with both hands. Bend until it snaps. It will naturally snap where it starts to get tough. Use that as a guide to trim the remaining bunch of asparagus.
Place the asparagus on a large rimmed baking sheet. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic and toss to coat the asparagus. Spread out evenly on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake at 425 degrees F, for 9 to 18 minutes, or until just the base of the asparagus is fork-tender. This will take on average between 10 to 12 minutes for thin asparagus and 16 to 18 minutes for thick-stemmed asparagus.
Grate fresh Parmesan cheese and lemon zest over roasted asparagus and drizzle with fresh lemon juice. Toss to combine and then serve.