roasting asparagus for a while now. It is very simple and quick, so makes a good side for whatever else you are cooking. And it is deceptively tasty- I can apparently eat a bunch of asparagus on my own this way (so if you are making this for a party, grab a few bunches!)
Snap asparagus stalks to remove the woody ends. Lay on baking sheet. Spray with olive oil, then sprinkle on salt and pepper.
Roast under broiler (450-500 F?) for 5-12 minutes until just starting to blacken in spots.
Serve hot with home made mayonnaise to dip the stalks in.