Toss asparagus spears in olive oil and minced garlic.
Place on baking sheet (single layer). Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Roast, uncovered, at 450° F, shaking asparagus pan once or twice to turn spears, about 12 minutes.
When done, asparagus should be crisp-tender. After asparagus is plated, drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette or reduced balsamic syrup.Servings: 4