1 pound thick asparagus spears
1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Place the asparagus in a pan (to contain the spears while you put them on and take them off the grill). Coat them with olive oil and sprinkle salt over them.
Brush the grill grates lightly with olive oil. Place the asparagus spears on the grill so that the thickest ends are aimed toward the hottest part of the grill. (Alternatively, you can use a grill pan, heat on high.)
Grill the asparagus spears for 2-4 minutes, until lightly charred and just fork tender, turning them often so that they brown on all sides. Remove from grill and serve.