Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

I love asparagus and spring = asparagus.  It’s not ready in Ohio yet, since we haven’t had spring yet, but I couldn’t resist buying some when it was on sale last week.  My absolute favorite recipe for asparagus is Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter.  I could seriously eat the sauce with a spoon if I was okay with having a heart attack.  Well, it’s not that bad, but it is butter based.  And I did lick the spoon for sure.

We had the asparagus with Sway fillets and leftover Cabbage Gratin.  There were some very young asparagus plants in our garden this year, so I hope they’ll be edible this year!

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter
Recipe Type: side dish, gluten free
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Author: Val @ Thats What We Did
Serves: 5-6
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • preferred oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons 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 (or oil). Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake at 400° for 12-18 minutes or until tender, depending on size of spears.
  3. Melt butter in small skillet or pan over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. The butter will start to smell nutty. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. It will bubble up.
  5. Stir well right before serving. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat.
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