Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter is my go-to recipe when this delicious vegetable is in season. A simple sauce of brown butter, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar is drizzled over perfectly roasted asparagus.
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter
I adore roasted asparagus. It’s so easy to prepare and superior in taste to steaming or boiling. I typically roast and top with freshly grated Parmesan ala Ina Garten or us this easy sauce to make asparagus with balsamic brown butter. I prep the asparagus stalks by bending the ends till the woody base breaks off. I suppose peeling would be less wasteful, but I prefer this lazy method.
An Easy and Elegant Side Dish
Then I toss the asparagus with a wee bit of olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and even a nice grating of black pepper if desired. While it is roasting, simply melt and simmer a bit of butter till gets browned with a nutty aroma, then add soy and balsamic vinegar. Voila, this roasted asparagus with balsamic brown butter is as easy as pie. Well, actually a lot easier than pie. You simply must add this to your spring menu!
More Asparagus Recipes You’ll Love:
Chopped Asparagus Salad from The View from Great Island
Cream of Asparagus Soup from Well Plated
Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses from Kalyn’s KitchenPrint
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter~
An easy way to jazz up roasted asparagus. Adapted from Cooking Light.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4-8 servings
- 1 or 2 bundles of asparagus, washed with woody stems broken off
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 425º. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt. Roast 9-14 minutes, till tender. Shake pan at the halfway point to allow for even roasting.
- In a small saucepan, heat butter and cook till lightly browned. Add soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over cooked asparagus.
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