|Broiled Asparagus. Notice how the color brightens, |
and the few seared spots.
Wash the desired amount of Asparagus, and holding the base, bend it sharply and snap the end off off (the woody part breaks off this way, leaving the tender part).
Towel dry and lay on a rimmed cookie sheet.
Try to keep it in a single layer as much as possible,
so that it broils instead of steaming.
|Asparagus before Broiling - notice that the color is not as bright.|
Salt & Pepper lightly.
Slide pan of Asparagus onto the top shelf of your oven, and turn on the broiler. Check it every few minutes, and take it out when tiny seared spots start appearing, and color brightens (see picture). This doesn't take long - roughly 5 to 10 minutes.