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Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter



Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter




  • 40 asparagus spears, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake at 400º for 12 minutes or until tender.
  3. 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 vinegar.  Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat.  Serve immediately.  Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 5 spears).

45 calories, 3g fat, 1.9g protein, 3.9g carb, 134mg sodium

February 3, 2010


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