I love asparagus. My favorite way to cook asparagus is to pan-fry it in some oil, lemon juice, mint, fennel seeds, coriander, and a dose of mango salsa at the event to spice things up.
It is really easy to pan-fry asparagus. Trim off the tough ends, and pan-fry in a small amount of oil for 5-8 minutes until the asparagus gets bright green. I add the mint a minute before the end. The fennel I add a couple minutes into cooking as well as the coriander. Both the lemon or lime juirce and the mango salsa I add a minute before the end too.