This recipe is my go-to asparagus recipe I’ve been using for years.
I have altered it slightly from AllRecipes.com here, based on reviews on that website, as well as my own experience.
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus, both ends trimmed*
- cooking spray
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
*I didn’t here, but I usually cut the asparagus spears in half.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; season with salt and pepper.
Bake for about 12 minutes. In the meantime, melt the butter.
Here’s the secret to this recipe: slightly burn the butter.
Add the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar and cook for a few more minutes. If the asparagus still isn’t done, keep the sauce warm by keeping it on the stove top, covered.
Pour sauce over the asparagus.
Makes 4 servings.