How to buy asparagus: Choose a bunch that has small tips. The bigger bunches are past their prime.
One bunch of asparagus
2 Tb olive oil
Sesame seeds (optional)
Set oven to broil, (400 -500 degrees.) Lay asparagus in a single layer on a cookie sheet, drizzle with oil and dust with salt and pepper (and sesame seeds if desired.) Cook 6-8 minutes.