I am currently obsessed with roasting! It is ridiculously easy and super delicious. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies. I have always hated how it just gets limp and soggy when you steam or boil it. I like to roast it JUST until it is tender when you poke it with a fork. To me it tastes best when it still had just a little bit of crunch.
Rinse asparagus under cold running water and pat dry. Trim about 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches off the bottom. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Roast in 400 degree oven 8-12 minutes.
The asparagus is good just like this, but you can add a splash of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice after roasting.