Roasted Asparagus.

Serves: 4+


about 20 asparagus spears (one package, about 1 pound), trim off bottom 1-inch or so. Peel lower half of spears if asparagus is at all tough.
dash salt
about 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
olive oil
about 1 tablespoon butter
about 1 teaspoon soy sauce
about 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; lightly coat with olive oil.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Do not overbake. We like asparagus to be a bit crispy but not raw.
5. Near end of bake cycle, add butter to pan; cook 3 minutes or until butter is lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally.
6. Remove from oven; stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.
7. Toss well to coat.

Page revised: 16 Apr 2014