Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

I do over my fair share of food blog browsing and therefore I see the trends in the food world…and my friends ASPARAGUS is the new BLACK.

Pair it up with a pork tenderloin, as an accessory to your salmon, or wrap it in proscuttio for an appetizer. Really it goes with everything and is the most popular vegetable this spring. My family loves it so I’m always trying different ways to serve it and we really liked this. This recipe comes from my sister-in-law Kristy who served this at Easter.

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Ingredients

  • 40 asparagus spears, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until tender.
  2. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Make sure not to burn it just get it to a point where the butter has a nutty smell. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Drizzle over the asparagus, tossing well to coat. Serve immediately.

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  1. That sounds so good..you had me at browned butter :)

  2. LOVE asparagus and this sounds great!!! Thank you for sharing. I am going to try it!

  3. Have had something similar to this before, but will try your version. Thank you for posting a veggie recipe. I seriously need to cut back on the sweets:)

  4. kristy made this for easter dinner over here the other night and it was sooo yummy! she always makes good food! I think I need to read your recipe blog more – it looks like you have so many good meals on here! ryan is usually the one who reads food blogs (and looks at the photos!) but I have a hard time just sitting down and looking at things then trying them myself. it’s so frustrating to make a big meal then have the kids not even want to try it!

  5. Seems simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  6. Yum! I love asparagus….even the mush y stuff in the can!

  7. Yum I don’t know why, but anything that says “browned butter” immediately has my attention! This looks fantastic.
    We argue over who gets the last piece of asparagus in my family. This will be made soon!

  8. This recipe was originally printed in Cooking Light magazine, September 2001. I ripped it out of the magazine and have been making it ever since. My step daughter was visiting several years ago and told me she hates asparagus. Well, I served this recipe for dinner and she was hooked. Here is the link to the Cooking Light recipe: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1654700

  9. This has been a staple at our house this spring. I haven’t eaten this much asparagus in my entire life. Love it!

  10. Just ate this and it was delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!! :)