Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Roasted Asparagus With Browned Butter + Balsamic (See Jane Cook)

deliciousness
I don't want to toot my own horn, but I may have discovered the most delicious asparagus.  I found this recipe which called for a sauce that contained 1 tablespoon soy, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons browned butter; I changed it up a bit (because I wanted a bit more tang) by adding another tablespoon of vinegar and a bit more butter.  It's essential that you slightly brown the butter in a pan rather than just melt it--it totally makes the flavor of the sauce!

Roast the asparagus (be sure to salt and pepper it and add a bit of olive oil so it doesn't stick to the foil!) in the oven at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes before pouring the combined mixture over it.  If you're looking for a new (but simple) asparagus recipe, I must insist you try this--it's heavenly.

give them a good rinse
stalks of glory--salted and peppered

29 comments

Sarah said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

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Mira said...

yummy i love asparagus.

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Andrea said...

Oh this looks so easy and delicious!! I definitely need to try this!!
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Doux Rousse said...

I love asparagus side dishes! This looks delicious.

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carlycross said...

I love asparagus! This looks delicious. I'm always trying to find ways to trick my husband into eating vegetables!

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Natasha Fatah said...

Great pictures!
I love the one of them all in a row...a little asparagus army. ;)

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
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Lipstick Sunshine said...

Divine! I will definitely be trying this out, my boyfriend is a sucker for asparagus..he will adore! :)
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Cara said...

yum! totally making this! thanks for posting!

.life is reediculous. said...

this is my favorite way of eating asparagus, which is my favorite vegetable. yum!

Taylor said...

This sounds divine! I love asparagus, and a sauce on top - SOLD!

xo-T

Katie said...

This is the way I always make asparagus--it's so simple and good.

Vang said...

This looks so yummy! I definitely will have to try it out. Thanks!

Vang

Bridget said...

I just discovered how great asparagus tastes and how good it is for you. I will be trying this recipe out next!

Meghan Donovan said...

love asparagus and am overdue for making it. will have to try this soon. hope you are well, A! xo

Unknown said...

i just made asparagus last night! i grilled them with a bit of shredded gruyere, so yummy and seasonal!
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Josie said...

Anything even mildly involving brown butter is a big, fat YES.
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The Wearist said...

Asparagus is my favorite vegetable and this is now my favorite asparagus recipe. Can't wait to try it.

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.aubrey c. said...

Yummy I love balsamic and i love aspargus!

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Rach said...

that sounds like the best combo ever--totally trying this!

teeny said...

absolutely giving this a whirl tonight. many thanks for sharing

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sip-n-wear said...

yum yum and so easy!

iris said...

Oh man, roasted asparagus (and any/all veggies) really are so easy! I roasted some asparagus with shallots awhile back. Easy AND tasty.

Rebecca said...

I look forward to asparagus every spring. Definitely one of my favorites and this looks absolutely delicious!

Rebecca (hearts)...

Audrey said...

looks so good, I'm going to have to try this! www.casualglamorous.com

GG said...

yum! I love asparagus and anything that includes brown butter!

Alicia said...

Oh yum, I love asparagus - this recipe sounds delish Anna!

The Jones said...

Sounds incredibly delish...I love asparagus, so I'll have to try this recipe!

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Gray Skies said...

This sounds amazing! Normally I just saute my asparagus in some olive oil and soy sauce, because I usually forget to make it until the minute the rest of dinner is ready :) But if I'm actually prepared ahead of time, I'll have to try this recipe!

livin wide said...

i make this exact recipe all the time!! LOVE IT. it's perfect for dinner parties.