Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray.
Remove the wooden ends of the asparagus then place them into the baking dish. Drizzle a touch of olive oil on the asparagus spears then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss to coat evenly.
Place into the oven and roast for 10 minutes. While the asparagus is roasting, toss the panko crumbs with the minced garlic and a dash of olive oil; mix until well combined.
After the asparagus has roasted for 10 minutes, remove it from the oven and sprinkle the top with the panko mixture. Return to the oven and continue roasting for another 3-5 minutes, or until the asparagus is crisp-tender. Serve immediately. Enjoy.