by Ina Garten
2 lbs. asparagus
freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Break off the tough ends of the asparagus and, if they're thick, peel them. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then toss to coat the asparagus completely.
Spread the asparagus in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
Roast the asparagus for 25 mintues, or until tender but still crisp.
makes 8 servings
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