The Gourmet Bon Vivant
Broiled asparagus is the easiest, best way to get perfectly cooked asparagus. Bonus: it takes less than ten minutes to make!
Keeping it simple allows the flavor of the asparagus to really shine.
Preheat your oven under the highest broil setting. Move the top rack so it's six inches from the element. Broil the asparagus for 3-4 minutes, toss, then broil for another 3-4 minutes.
Add a little parmesan or lemon juice if desired.