Roasted Asparagus and Garlic

I have long searched for an asparagus recipe that made me actually LIKE asparagus.  My hubby loves it, I apparently don’t cook it enough for him, so I just keep on trying.  This recipe, that I found at Kalyn’s Kitchen, looked good.

He loooooved it.  Me? Meh, not so much.  But that’s just me.  Still searching for a recipe I like.  Sigh.

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Roasted Asparagus and Garlic
From Kalyn’s Kitchen
(2-4 servings, depending on how much you like asparagus, recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Roasted Broccoli with Garlic from the Food Network.)

1 pound asparagus, cut of woody end of stalks, then cut into 2 inch pieces
3 T extra virgin olive oil
8 large cloves fresh garlic, each sliced into 3-4 pieces
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Break off the woody end of one piece of asparagus; use that as a guide to tell where to trim the other pieces. Cut off woody ends, then cut asparagus into 2 inch pieces. Cut each large garlic clove into 3-4 slices. Put asparagus, garlic, and olive oil into large ziploc bag and let garlic marinate 1-2 hours. (You can skip this step, but the asparagus will be more garlicy tasting if you marinate it.)

Preheat oven to 450 F. Place asparagus on large cookie sheet and season with fresh ground black pepper and salt. Roast until asparagus is slightly softened and edges are starting to brown slightly, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.

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