JESSICA KARLEY: Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown ButterAre you busy looking for quick and easy side dishes for family gatherings? Here is a tasty and healthy one from Cooking Light.
By: Jessica Karley, Everyday Gourmet
Are you busy looking for quick and easy side dishes for family gatherings? Here is a tasty and healthy one from Cooking Light. In fact, it’s listed named “Best Vegetable Side Dish” in their 20th anniversary issue. I prefer to garnish it with a little fresh orange or lemon zest and plenty of fresh cracked black pepper.
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter
40 asparagus spears, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Cracked black pepper (optional)
Grated lemon rind (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until tender.
Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat. Garnish with cracked pepper and rind, if desired.
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