This recipe is great for summer grillin' or can be done in the oven during the colder months. I've learned this quick trick at last summer's cooking club, but since asparagus is in season, we made this again last night.
Buy a fresh pack of asparagus, rinse and snap off the ends (they break easily). Add to a grill pan (you may want to cover in foil) or pyrex dish. Add a drizzle of olive oil, about a half of tablespoon of minced or fresh garlic, and few squirts of lime juice (fresh or from the bottle). Mix and add to 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
The lime juice brings out the great flavor in the asparagus and adds a citrus zest to the meal! We made this along with steak and polenta and it came out great! A special trick for the ready to make polenta - add in fresh Parmesan shavings and mix in while the polenta is simmering on the stove top. Makes a gooey yummy side dish!