Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Blistered Balsamic Asparagus

This is one of the easiest ways to fix asparagus ever! And, it's delicious! And, it always disappears! And, it's fast! And, it's versatile! 


1 tsp olive oil
5-8 spears asparagus per person, woody ends trimmed off
1/4 cup water
several grinds sea salt
1 tsp balsamic vinegar per dozen spears


Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Add the asparagus and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until the asparagus begins to brown in places. Add the water and let the asparagus continue to cook until the water evaporates. Add the balsamic vinegar, continuing to cook until the vinegar thickens, about 1 more minute. Serve. 

Stealthy Cooking Tip: I have substituted ponzu plum sauce on occasion, especially if I want to serve the asparagus with an Asian influenced meal. However, I prefer the balsamic sauce - it's quick, easy, and is certainly a people pleaser in my house!

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