Oven Roasted Asparagus
Three pounds fresh asparagus
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced (we used in the jar garlic)
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Drizzle evenly with olive oil; sprinkle evenly with garlic, salt and pepper.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or to desired degree of tenderness. Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with almonds.
Melanie Reid, Pennsacola, FL, Southern Living, March 2005