After trimming the stalks, toss them into a bag with some olive oil, jut enough to coat them. Then lay them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle a little kosher salt all over them, and a little black pepper if you like, then roast them in a hot oven (450) for 8 to 10 minutes, until they're tender but still snappy.
Really good way to prepare asparagus!
You beat me to it, Shoo. This is the ONLY way I do asparagus now.
A variation of it is to do as above and add a bit of chopped garlic to the oil mixture.
Another variation is once the asparagus is finished roasting, toss in a small amount of balsamic vinegar. It is to die for!
ETA: I just noticed this was an old thread and I responded on the first page.