Balsamic-Marinated Asparagus

Balsamic-Marinated Asparagus
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This easy side dish is a great accompaniment to weeknight meals. Its zesty flavor makes it a great pairing for fried chicken, burgers, pork chops and more.
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Marinated asparagus
Total time: 10 minutes
  • 1 pound asparagus, bases trimmed off
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet, bring 2-3 inches of salted water to a boil. Place 1 pound trimmed asparagus in the water, simmer gently for 4-5 minutes until the asparagus just begins to become tender. Remove asparagus from skillet and arrange in a 9x13 glass dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice from one lemon, 1 teaspoon sugar, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, then whisk until well-mixed.
  3. Pour marinade over the warm asparagus. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving, as asparagus are best when served at room temperature. Enjoy!