Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

I'm always on the lookout for a good side vegetable. I love asparagus and decided to try this new recipe for cooking it. It's rated very highly on allrecipes.com. It was good, not very healthy, but a nice change.

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
cooking spray
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray, 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.

Here are the results:


  1. This looks delicious!! I love asparagus so much. Can't wait to try it another way (I usually just steam it).

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