Grilled Asparagus With Balsamic Syrup
Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
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Serves: 4-6
An easy recipe for grilled asparagus with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction syrup.
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, rinsed, and dried
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar syrup (recipe below)
  1. Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Coat the asparagus with olive oil using your hands. Season with salt and pepper. Coat the grill with olive oil. Spread asparagus across the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Turn the asparagus over and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until asparagus is slightly crunchy, not soft.
  2. Remove from grill and transfer to a platter. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar syrup over the asparagus before serving. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  3. **Balsamic Syrup Instructions: While asparagus is cooking, prepare the balsamic syrup by cooking ½ cup balsamic vinegar on medium heat until it thickens and forms a syrup like consistency, about 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to let it thicken too much or it will turn into black goop.
  4. ***To roast the asparagus in the oven, follow the instructions above except cook the asparagus in a preheated 450 degree oven. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
Slightly adapted from Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love © 2011 by Cristina Ferrare. Permission granted from Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. * This recipe is tagged gluten-free. Please make sure to use real balsamic vinegar aged from grapes and not a balsamic vinaigrette. The caramelized process vinaigrette is made from can contain gluten.
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