Perfectly simple and quick asparagus makes the most wonderful light addition to your Thanksgiving plate.
- 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
- 1 lemon, halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- coarse salt, to taste
- Preheat the broiler to high. Arrange the asparagus in one layer on a baking sheet. Place the lemon halves cut side up on the same baking sheet. Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil and sprinkle it with salt.
- Broil the asparagus for 5-7 minutes with the rack placed about 8 inches below the broiler. Check the asparagus every few minutes and remove when the asparagus is tender and just starting to blacken at the edges.
- When the asparagus is out of the oven, squeeze the blackened lemon over top (use as much or as little as you'd like!) and serve immediately.