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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sweet and Sour Balsamic Asparagus

This is my Nana's recipe, and it'll change any asparagus haters pallet! It's very quick and easy to make, but trying to nail down exacts in my family is not always a simple task. We're a 'little of this, handful of that kind of family," not the easiest to interpret into recipe form.

You'll need:
Bushel of fresh asparagus
3/4cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Tbsp whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick (you can use loose cinnamon, about a tablespoon but it can give the reduction a gritty feel)

Combine your reduction ingredients in a sauce pan and whisk together, simmer on medium until it reduces to the consistency of table syrup... I personally like it thicker, more like molasses. Make sure you watch it and stir often so it doesn't burn.

Syrupy yummyness!
Steam your asparagus to your desired crispness, I like mine soft with a bit of a snap in the middle.

Plate your asparagus and pour your reduction over the top. Voila! Delicious awesomeness!


Heather said...

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