Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

These Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter are a delicious side dish recipe.

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter recipe from RecipeGirl.com

How do you usually cook your asparagus.  My plan: steam them and serve them with mayonnaise.  That’s how my mother always made asparagus in our house.  So that’s the way I’ve eaten them for years and years!

I do like to do things a little differently now and then.  I’m always happy to try new things.

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter recipe from RecipeGirl.com

This recipe involves simply roasting the asparagus.  They taste wonderful roasted.  And I think they’d even be good served with mayonnaise this way too.

But this recipe is served with a simple sauce instead of mayonnaise.  It’s delicious!

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter recipe from RecipeGirl.com

The sauce drizzled on top is a mix of browned butter (very easy to quickly do in a pan), soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.  I love it!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Ingredients:

  • 40 whole asparagus spears
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 12 minutes or until tender.
  3. Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat; cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Drizzle over the asparagus, tossing well to coat. Serve immediately.

Tips:

  • If preparing this recipe as gluten free, just be sure to use a brand of soy sauce that is designated as GF.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 5 asparagus) Calories: 38, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sugar: 0g, Fiber: 1.25g, Protein: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 7.5mg, Carbohydrates: 2.5g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per 5 asparagus:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 1, Points Plus Program: 1, Old Points Program: 1.5
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (via Cooking Light)

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