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Monday, April 05, 2010

Cooking Light~ 5 Ingredients

I have had fun joining the girls who get together once a month for the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club This month we are all bringing something that is quick and easy... 5 ingredient dishes from Cooking Light .

Springtime is here! So I am bringing a plate of fresh asparagus, lightly tossed with browned balsamic butter and a zest of lime. Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter
40 asparagus spears, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Cracked black pepper (optional)
Grated lemon rind (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°.

Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until tender.

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 balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat. Garnish with cracked pepper and rind, if desired.

Now, lets see what everyone else is bringing to dinner!

Y'all enjoy~ Sandi

Shelby started us off with Chili lime Shrimp
Jamie is serving the main course ~ Sherried Pork Tenderloin
From Aggie'sKitchen ~Spinach with Chili Oil
Val brought dessert~Strawberries with balsamic vinegar


nanny said...

I love asparagus, and this recipe sounds wonderful! Balsamic and lemon rind....YES!

veterankindergartenteacher said...

My family loves asparagus. I am going to have to give this recipe a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

Doodles said...

love asparagus this time of the year, love Cooking Light.

thanks for doing this sure wish I knew about it before.

Bellini Valli said...

Thanks for sharing this with the Virtual Supper Club Sandi. It goes perfectly with the Cooking Light menu:D

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sandi!

Your prepared asparagus looks so nice and green! Yum!

Thanks for your Easter good wishes --hope you also had a wonderful holiday!!


I love steamed asparagus...and Balsamic....and lemon/lime...yummmmyyy....

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Thanks for another great recipe Sandi! Happy Spring!

Chef E said...

Ummm, love me some asparagus! I followed someones recipe for asparagus pesto and it was fantastic, so I might infuse this into a pesto, it seems like it would be great!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness..that looks amazing..I think I could eat that all. I never use to like grew wild around our home but now I love it. Always reminds me of Spring...have a great week xo

Chef Aimee said...

My supper club started through the Cooking Light website, too! Fantastic! :) What a lovely asparagus recipe with the balsamic!

Barbara said...

Sandi, We love asparagus and after Roy's Gastric Sleeve operation, we have vowed to eat light and healthy foods.

As soon as he is on regular food, we will try this.


Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Roasted asparagus is one of our staple dishes around here! Can't wait to try this version!! Thanks so much, Sandi!

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