Saturday, March 20

Adam's Famous Asparagus

This post has been a long time coming... Ever since valentines day I've been meaning to post about Adam's asparagus that he made me as part of his classic steak dinner. I have never ever had asparagus like this. They are tender, juicy and absolutely delicious. The sauce is made up of 3 ingredients — butter, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. How can you go wrong with that, right? He roasts the asparagus with Jane's mixed up salt seasoning, (read about it here, its fantastic) and olive oil. Then while the asparagus is roasting, he melts the butter and and adds the soy and balsamic and then, my favorite part to watch, pours it over the roasted asparagus. And in case you were wondering, he also served rib-eye steak (my favorite type of steak), sautéed bell peppers with red onions, and creamed spinach. YUM!

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce
1 bunch fresh asparagus (look for thick stalks and closed tips)
olive oil
salt seasoning, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim ends of asparagus (or snap the ends off) and rinse. Dry the asparagus and lay on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet (we do this in the toaster oven, so we use the smallest baking sheet).
2 Brush asparagus with olive oil and season with salt seasoning, to taste
3 Make sure the asparagus are in one layer and roast for 12 minutes.
4 While the asparagus is in the oven, melt butter in a small saucepan. Then, remove from heat and stir in the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.
5 Once the asparagus is done roasting, pour the sauce and serve immedietely.


Anonymous said...

We make this asparagus all the time -- I think it's originally a Cooking Light recipe. Incredible. Our favorite way to eat the vegetable!



Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I think asparagus and balsamic go extremely well together. I make a similar dish and love it so much I could have it as my entree!

Joanne said...

I usually just roast asparagus and call it a day but this sounds lovely. Definitely going to have to try it, especially now that asparagus is in season!

Karen said...

You had me at butter...but soy sauce and balsamic? I'm sold. This will be going on the dinner menu soon!

Jessica Torch said...

Zohar! I made these this pat Friday night for dinner and they were a big hit! Thanks Adam (and you...)

Karen said...

This sounds delicious and so easy! I'm making them this weekend!

Rachel said...

This looks fantastic! I make a version roasted with parmesean cheese which is divine..this is a great alternative option! Thanks for sharing!

Lynda said...

I love asparagus and this recipe sounds great with the added treat of balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. I will certainly try this!

Chef Fresco said...

We lovvee asparagus - in fact, we just had an asparagus pasta dish tonight! Thanks for the tasty recipe!

Andrea said...

Ooo, perfect timing since asparagus is just beginning to be all over the place. I pretty much gorge on it during the spring, and this is definitely going on the list!