Line an oven tray large enough to hold all the asparagus in one layer with aluminum foil. This will make clean up easier.
Wash, dry and trim off the woody ends of the asparagus.
With a brush, brush all the asparagus with the olive oil. Place the asparagus on the tray, salt and pepper them.
Roast in the top third of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes - This depends on how thick the asparagus are. Medium ones should take about 12 minutes. Check as they roast.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle over the cheese and return to the oven just long enough to let the cheese melt.
Place on a serving plate with a little extra olive oil drizzled over them, sprinkle over the parsley and a few wedges of lemon if you like.
This is super easy and quick! I use the parsley because it really helps to brighten up the presentation. You can serve this as an appetizer or a vegetable with the main course. You can also use them cut into smaller pieces for a salad.
I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.
A Quick Note
I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.
A beautiful presentation of Swedish food, lots of simple and lovely recipes. It also has a sprinkling of some quirky and surprising facts, like Swedes caught and ate 186,000 crayfish in 2013 or almost 2 million IKEA meatballs are eaten every day! Who knew?
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