7/11/2016

Grilled Asparagus in a Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Grilled Asparagus in a Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Sauce
Grilled Asparagus in a Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Sauce

Smoky grilled asparagus topped with a creamy mushroom sauce with a hit of tangy balsamic vinegar!

Ingredients

For the creamy balsamic mushroom sauce:
2 tablespoons oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons thyme, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
2 tablespoons flour (rice flour for gluten-free)
1/2 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons heavy/whipping cream
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
salt and pepper to taste
For the grilled asparagus:
1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

For the creamy balsamic mushroom sauce:
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat-high, add the onions and mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms release their liquids and it's absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme and flour and cook for a minute.
  3. Add the broth and deglaze the pan.
  4. Add the vinegar and cream, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until it thickens, about 2 minutes, before mixing in the cheese removing from the heat.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
 For the grilled asparagus:
  1. Toss the asparagus spears in the oil, salt and pepper and grill over medium-high heat until crisp-tender and slightly charred.
  2. Serve topped with the creamy balsamic mushroom sauce and enjoy!
Tip: Make the mushroom sauce the day before and just reheat it when you girl the asparagus.
Option: Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or thyme to taste.
Option: Replace 1/4 cup of the broth with 1/4 cup white wine.
Option: Replace the parmesan with asiago cheese.
Option: Add 1 tablespoon of white miso paste to the sauce.
Option: Add soy sauce to to taste instead of salt.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 222, Fat 14.4g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 177mg, Carbs 17g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 7g), Protein 10g

Nutrition by: Edamam

Source: Closet Cooking

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