Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

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Best Vegetable Side Dish. We love the way the salty-sweet browned butter highlights the asparagus in this dish. --Recipe by David Bonom (September 2001)
8 servings (serving size: 5 spears)

Ingredients

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40 asparagus spears, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Cracked black pepper (optional)
Grated lemon rind (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until tender.

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat. Garnish with cracked pepper and rind, if desired.

Created date

August 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 45
Caloriesfromfat 60 %
Fat 3 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 3.9 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 134 mg
Calcium 18 mg