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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

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This is a simple and delicious side dish. Fresh asparagus is baked until tender, and dressed with a blend of butter, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar.

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  • Calories:
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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.
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Reviews

IMVINTAGE
927
3/3/2006

This was so FLAVORFUL! I doubled the sauce only I took the suggestions of others & used just 1 tbp. of soy & 2 Tbp. of balsamic. I did brown the butter (what an aroma!) & also reduced the balsamic a bit after I added it to the butter. I poured the sauce over a broiled rib-eye steak as well as the asparagus. YUMMM! I served the steak & asparagus w/ a red grape & feta cheese on romaine salad & glass of white zin, which complemented the flavors well...it was a very, very tasty meal.

KSCHEIWE
595
4/14/2005

I've been making asparagus this way for the past couple of years. I discovered the recipe in an issue of Cooking Light magazine (the only difference is in Cooking Light they use kosher salt and omit the pepper, as I recall) and it is OUTSTANDING! I've made this in my toaster oven (much better results than in a full-sized oven) for everyone who comes over to eat and they are always impressed. It's absolutely THE simplist, best-tasting recipe for asparagus you'll find. The trick, and this is an important note, is to slightly burn the butter (never use margarine) before adding the vinegar and soy. Unbelieveable!

Crystal S
383
1/25/2011

Not only healthy but good for you! A MUST: Brown the butter for the full richness of this side dish!