Asparagus is one of my spring and early summer favorites. I look forward to asparagus coming into the super markets o big sales every spring. I often just boil it and butter and salt it. Recently I have been oven roasting asparagus and love the result. here is an easy recipe.

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Wash the asparagus and pat dry. Trim the asparagus spears. I often bend the fat end and go with where the spear breaks naturally.

Lightly toss the asparagus in olive oil and balsamic vinegar until well coated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place the asparagus spears into a shallow glass baking pan.Only one layer thick is best.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Now sprinkle the asparagus with fresh grated Parmesan cheese. I have also used other cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano. Any good flavor cheese you like will work.

Now bake the asparagus for about 15 minutes. Basically until the cheese melts well. The asparagus should be tender but also stay crisp. Serve while still hot from the oven.