Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze



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
Kosher salt
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

ENJOY!!

16 comments:

  1. I love grilled asparagus, never had it with balsamic though, sounds awesome!

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    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. I love grilled asparagas and love the twist of the drizzle as it add an extra kick

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    1. Yes, I really think that the flavors work so well together.

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  3. Que rico!! BB doesn't do outdoor grilling, but am sooo looking forward to trying this on my indoor griller. Gracias, it looks buenisimo!! BB2U

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    1. OH yes, indoor grill is good as well :)

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  4. That looks delish and healthy. The kind of food that I would like to eat now that I am on a low carb diet :-)

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    1. This dish is perfect for you! I know I could eat the whole thing by myself so that might be great though :)

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  5. I love asparagus. We eat it fresh from the garden at my mother in laws. However, I love it grilled, and balsamic is so delicious. I am so salivating!

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    1. I would love to grow asparagus but I don't think it grows very well here. You should definitely give this a try :)

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious! I love asparagus, but my husband won't even try it. Maybe this will entice him :)

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    1. Just have him try a little nibble :) then say the rest is yours

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  7. LOVE asparagus! This looks so delicious - and easy (for me that's the best part) :-).

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    1. I am with you, the simpler the better. It is super easy and oh so tasty!

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