Buttered Balsamic Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Of all the spring vegetables, aspargus is my favourite and this is a very simple but delicious way to prepare it. Pecorino is a cheese from Sardinia, Italy but Parmesan is a good substitute.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the tough ends off the asparagus and discard.
  2. Blanch in a pot of boiling water for no longer than five minutes, then drain and set aside in a shallow dish.
  3. Keep warm.
  4. Melt the butter over a low heat in a large frying pan.
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar then toss in the asparagus.
  6. Stir to coat and let the aspargus cook gently for just a couple minutes.
  7. Put on a serving plate, pour over the lovely juices and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Sprinkle with the cheese shavings and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was wonderful! Very quick, the balsamic sauce is fantastic. Really, the best! I made it exactly as stated, I usually do with a new recipe, and I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for such a great recipe, I know I'll be using it a lot this summer.

Aunty May 16, 2003

Good simple veggi dish. I like balsamic vinegar a lot and it was good here, however, I found it took over in taste and the subtle asparagus taste didn't come through the way I like it too.

Tebo February 06, 2004

Loved this recipe. My son even asked me to make this again and before this he did not like asparagus. I love asparagus and the balsamic goes great with this. Followed the recipe using parmesan cheese because that is what I had. I will definitely use this recipe often.

Nanette62 June 27, 2003

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