Weekly Pin: Penne with Asparagus & Balsamic Butter

Penne with Asparagus and Balsamic Butter

Penne with Asparagus and Balsamic Butter

Excited by the availability of fresh asparagus that’s flooding the markets now, this recipe from Food&Wine was bumped to the top of my Pinterest priorities, and it’s quickly become a favorite for the whole family. As with all asparagus dishes, I find the secret to success is to not over-cook the asparagus. Oscar apparently agrees—roasted just until bright, cooked but still crisp, he devours it; but if it’s cooked too long and gets mushy, he chews it a bit, then spits it out and (often) throws it on the floor. Further proof that he’s his mama’s boy.

The recipe is simple, and the balsamic glaze is the perfect balance of sour, sweet, and spicy. Along with the salt-and-pepper seasoned roasted asparagus, toothsome pasta, and plenty of parmesan, the resulting flavors are quite a fine medley both rich and bright—altogether, satisfying. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

What are your favorite asparagus dishes? Favorite pins and projects this week?

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