I made Mini Meatloaves with Balsamic Glaze using Mandarano's Balsamic Glaze. If you haven't checked out that post you need to!! I knew I wanted to make the meatloaves with their balsamic but I also knew I couldn't wait to use it on some grilled veggies. Two of my favorite things in one place....YUM!!!
Last year I did Grilled Veggies with Garlic Balsamic Reduction and that was when my love first bloomed for this tasty grilled treat. Now that I have Mandarano's Balsamic Glaze the reduction process is no longer necessary YAY. Can I tell you how many tries it took me to get the reduction perfect? It was a lot...you would laugh at me.
I of course had to squeeze that garlic in and since I was using the glaze I decided to just marinate the asparagus for a while. You know, let the asparagus and garlic hang out and get to know each other for a while. The result was perfect. There was a subtle garlic flavor beneath that glaze, along with the sweet asparagus taste and just a touch of smoke flavor from the grill. WOW my stomach is growling now. I am going to see if I have any more asparagus in the fridge........
Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze
1 bunch of fresh asparagus (approx 1 pound), trimmed of woody ends
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
Cracked black pepper
Mandarano's Balsamic Glaze
In shallow baking dish combine the olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss the asparagus spears in the marinade, and allow to set for at least 30 mins.
Heat your grill to medium-high. using tongs, carefully lay the asparagus spears across the grill grates. Grill for about 5 minutes, turning the spears with the tongs as they cook to get nice grill lines. Remove from grill to a plate. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Serve warm