Bring a saucepot with 8 cups of water to a boil and season with salt. Trim asparagus (peeling may be necessary depending on the skin). Place all asparagus in boiling water for about 3 minutes.
Strain and place in an ice bath to stop the immediate cooking process. Dry asparagus and place on a flat baking sheet with all the tips facing the same way.
Mix Parmesan and bread crumbs together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture on the base of the asparagus, leaving the tips exposed.
Sprinkle with a little olive oil and place under the broiler until golden brown.
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