Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetables, particularly when paired with prosciutto. That is a match made in heaven, but this Cooking Light recipe is a fairly close second in my book. We normally just roast asparagus with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, but this rendition takes it to a new level.
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter
20 stalks asparagus, trimmed
Dash of salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange asparagus on a single layer on a baking sheet. Coat evenly with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter, and cook until browned. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Toss asparagus with this mixture, and serve warm. Makes 2 larger servings or 4 small servings.