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Elegant and Affordable: Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Asparagus season is almost upon us.  And I feel like with the way some of the weather has been in this country lately, a little taste of spring is just what the doctor ordered!  Wonderful flavor combinations used in this recipe to make quite an elegant dish.  And all things that you most likely have on hand so you don’t have to spend a lot to wow your guests!

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butterfrom Cooking Light Magazine

  • 2 lbs asparagus spears, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 tsp soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Grated lemon rind (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake for 12 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile melt butter in a saucier or a small skillet over medium heat.  Cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned.  (Shake the pan occasionally and keep an eye on the butter.  It will go from a nutty lightly browned to burnt very quickly if you don’t).

Remove pan from heat and stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.

Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat.  Transfer to a serving dish or bowl.

Garnish with cracked black pepper and lemon rind if desired.

21 comments on “Elegant and Affordable: Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

  1. thesinglegourmetandtraveller
    February 18, 2014

    I cook asparagus like this sometimes. It’s a really great way to enjoy it.

  2. Pride in Photos Photography
    February 18, 2014

    I love asparagus, I just wish they had more shelf life. So yummy!

  3. the Painted Apron
    February 18, 2014

    Asparagus is probably my favorite veggie, and I roast it all the time, but never tried it with soy/balsamic! will try soon, thanks Kenley

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    February 18, 2014

    This is a favorite for me, will be making this for sure!!! How would this be if I wanted to change this up a bit once in a while and add grated parmesan reggiano you think?? PINNED!!

  5. apuginthekitchen
    February 18, 2014

    Roasting the asparagus is the best IMHO, I love the brown butter balsamic drizzle. A beautiful way to highlight the asparagus, can’t wait for Spring!!

  6. The Healthy Epicurean
    February 18, 2014

    I can’t wait for asparagus season. These look delicious!

  7. Christine
    February 18, 2014

    I love asparagus, and that looks wonderful! I’ll have to try this!

  8. Garden Walk Garden Talk
    February 18, 2014

    I really love asparagus and never tried them roasted. The lemon rind would really add the chef’s touch too.

  9. SmallHouseBigGarden
    February 19, 2014

    i love recipes where all i need to buy is one this case, the asparagus! looks simple, too!
    thank you for another keeper. 🙂

  10. Time With Thea (@TimeWithThea)
    February 20, 2014

    My husband loves roasted asparagus so he will definitely enjoy this version! Pinning!

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