This was really good...company worthy for flavor and presentation. The balsamic glaze is strong so a little goes a long way. Unlike the other reviews my balsamic reduction was very thick, not at all runny. You just have to reduce it enough. I think the baking time for the asparagus is too long as mine was nicely browned but too soft.
So this was an easy dish to make. My only complaint was that the balsamic glaze tended to run into the other dishes on the plate so I'm not sure I'd make this again just for that reason. But the flavors were good and if I were able to serve the asparagus in such a way as to contain the glaze, I'd make it again.
The balsamic did not go well with the asparagus at all. Our sauce did not thicken very much and it was like drizzling balsamic vinegar over the asparagus. However, garlic fried perfectly, but the asparagus failed at being good. The bacon and shallot asparagus recipe is far superior.