Roasted Asparagus

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Time: 5 minutes prep + 20 minutes roasting

Yield: about 5 servings
Recipe from The Barefoot Contessa
 
30 large asparagus
2 T olive oil
freshly ground sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 C Parmesan cheese
 
 
***Note: If the stalks of the asparagus are thick, peel the bottom half of each one.***
1. Lay your asparagus out on a large cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
2. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender. 
3. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the cheese on. Put the pan right back in the oven for a couple of minutes, or until the cheese has melted and turned a bit golden.
4. Serve hot from the oven. Once these babies cool, they are not nearly as good. They turn all mushy, and....a little bit slimy. You don't want slimy vegetables on your hands now do you? Trust me on this one...eat them hot out of the oven and you'll be a happy camper!
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