Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
4 Mins
Yield
Makes 10 servings

The secret to browning butter without burning it is to use smell as a test for doneness--it should have a nutty aroma.

How to Make It

Step 1

Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus.

Step 2

Arrange asparagus evenly on a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat.

Step 3

Bake asparagus at 400° for 15 minutes or just until tender.

Step 4

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until butter is lightly browned. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing to coat. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

mrmacrae73's Review

SamKrawciw
May 13, 2012
Excellent and so easy! Also a great way to make brussel sprouts

CookinMB's Review

CookinMB
January 17, 2011
This was so easy to make & truly the best asparagus I have EVER had! The sauce is wonderful....sweet & buttery at the same time. Highly recommended!

SamKrawciw's Review

Sastenger
October 15, 2010
I would not have thought that soy sauce and balsamic vinegar would taste so good together but this recipe really works! Paired with a steak and sauted mushrooms... Yumm.

sby1955's Review

sarahkaye
October 09, 2010
My family loved this! We had a house full of college kids and my boys and this was a hit! It's fun to prepare a nutritious side dish in a new way. I am making this for dinner tonight!

Sastenger's Review

sby1955
September 25, 2009
Wonderful! I wasn't a big fan of asparagus, but I made this because my mother is. Now I love it too! It is now my go to recipe for asparagus.

dthaar's Review

dthaar
June 24, 2009
My husband and I made this dish last night and it was amazing. The Balsamic butter was just perfect. I cut the recipe in half since there were only two of us, but look forward to serving for guests in the near future!

sarahkaye's Review

mrmacrae73
November 05, 2008
Utterly fantastic - my favorite way to serve asparagus.