Right now the asparagus is extra good and reasonably priced at our super market. I ran across this little recipe and thought I would post it, as any recipe that is very easy and tastes this good is worth a post!
This recipe is enough for two people...so just double accordingly for the size of hungry people you are feeding.
1 bunch of fresh asparagus, divided to make enough for two servings. (In one bunch of asparagus this usually is enough for three meals for us).
Wash asparagus in a sink of cold water, then snap off 1/2 to 1 inch of the woody bottoms of each stalk. Lay asparagus on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-13 minutes or until desired softness. Meanwhile in a saucepan, melt 1-2 Tablespoons butter, and brown the butter just a little. Add 1 Tablespoon soy sauce and 1 t. balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine and drizzle over asparagus as you serve it.
This is just delicious and I could eat a whole bucketful of it, and so simple to prepare. This summer, if asparagus is still reasonable, I will be grilling the asparagus after rolling it in the sauce instead of using the oven. Much cooler! Enjoy...