Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have used this recipe on countless occasions and always get a rave review on this simple way to prepare asparagus. I have also used this vegetable side to film my food TV star pilot, which you can watch at: 87?ref=ts&v=wall The asparagus has both a soft, yet crisp texture and is versatile to accompany any main dish!


  1. Heat the oven for @ 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and cut off the thick ends (about 1 inch) of the asparagus and place in a deep baking dish (glass or porcelain preferred). With a pastry brush, brush on the crushed garlic in both vertical and horizontal directions to coat the vegetable. Drizzle the olive oil (add more if desired) in a horizontal direction from left to right. Finish off the asparagus by lightly dusting the top with the sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Bake in the oven uncovered for @ 15-20 minutes. When the asparagus looks tender, change the oven temperature setting to broil for @ 5 minutes to deepen and crisp the tips of the vegetable.
  3. Serve immediately!
Most Helpful

Awesome! I'm putting this easy recipe into my best of the best file. Great flavor and consistency. I love the crispiness, yet still tender inside. Yum!

LifeIsGood March 06, 2012

This was delicious! I didn't have sea salt so just used regular. We loved the texture of the asparagus when you bake it. Yum! Made for PAC Spring 2011.

nemokitty March 24, 2011

This is a 10 STAR recipe! Lots of flavor and textures. Easy to prepare. Went great with a broiled flank steak. Made for Spring 2011 PAC game.

Outta Here March 13, 2011