I know it's a little early for fresh local asparagus in my part of the world, another 2 weeks. My grocery has been having some really good looking asparagus the last couple of weeks and the price has dropped. Today I paid $1.50 per pound. The most important thing is it comes to me without passport clearance, California and Florida.
I like to keep my fresh veggies clean and fresh tasting. This is my favorite.
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
36 asparagus spears, trimmed
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Mix lemon juice, oil and lemon peel in 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Add asparagus; turn to coat, single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (House Seasoning). Roast asparagus until crisp-tender, turning occasionally, about 7-8 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.