Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I found this recipe in an old magazine that was just laying around on my coffee table and it looked good so I decided to make it for Easter. What an absolutely awesome dish! Even the asparagus haters loved it. This recipe can be prepared ahead of time and reheated or served at room temperature. It is excellent served with roast lamb.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 cups grape tomatoes or 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 2 bunches asparagus
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper and brown sugar.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and toss to combine with the olive oil mixture.
- Spread the tomatoes in a roasting pan and place in the oven.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes are shrivelled.
- Break the ends from the asparagus at their natural breaking point. Add the tender lengths of asparagus to the tomatoes and continue to cook for 25 minutes or until the asparagus is tender.
I thought this was excellent but my DH thought it was just "good". I completely omitted the brown sugar (and would absolutely do that again!), I increased the garlic and used campari tomatoes that I quartered. I really thought this was great and will definitely make again. The garlic, tomatoes, balsamic and thyme were FABULOUS together. Great recipe!
This was excellent! The flavours went well together, especially with the Herbed Pork Tenderloin I had. (#34335)I did not have cherry tomatoes, but cut up some large tomatoes. The balsamic mixture blended deliciously with the juices of the tomatoes. We had it with some basmati rice, and a green salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!
This really is good. I didn't use any of the sugar and topped it with some fresh grated parmesan. That makes it Yummy! Thanks!