Asparagus with Balsamic Butter
Since you all know I’m a balsamic freak, the fact that I love this recipe should come as no surprise. Even if you’re not a balsamic vinegar addict, you will love this recipe for it’s simplicity.
If you don’t have a good quality cooking spray, I would recommend drizzling with olive oil instead, because the butter flavor in the recipe doesn’t come from those nasty “butter-flavored” cooking sprays. Ick.
Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com.
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
cooking spray or extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray (or drizzle with olive oil), and season with salt and pepper.
3. Bake asparagus 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender.
4. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the baked asparagus to serve.
Yield: 4 servings