Ingredients

How to make it

  • Boil pasta to al dente.
  • Drain and return to the pot.
  • Meanwhile bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in an 8 inch skillet over a med to high flame;reduce the heat to medium and simmer slowly until syrupy and reduced to a 1/4 cup, 15-20 minutes.
  • While the vinegar is reducing, heat 2 tbs of the oil in a 12 inch nonstick skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. Add the asparagus, onion. black pepper, red pepper flake and 1/2 tsp salt and stir to combine.
  • Cook, without stirring, until the asparagus begins to brown, about 1 minute, then stir and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, about 4 minutes longer.
  • Add the asparagus mixture, basil, lemon juice, 1/2 cup of the cheese, and remaining 3 tbs of oil to the pasta and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, drizzling 1 to 2 teaspoons of the balsamic glaze over each serving and passing the cheese separately.

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  • justjakesmom 5 years ago
    I love fresh basil in pastas. Load me up!
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    This sounds wonderful. I could eat asparagus every day. I love this recipe..... AND JANICE!!!

    Jim
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Count me in - this sounds great. I love the basil and balsamic glaze - and I am an asparagus freak. So this recipe is defintely calling my name. Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    Any way to use the over abundance of asparagus! This
    sounds perfect. Thanks, Mare PS If you have a few feet of earth, asparagus only take couple years to
    flourish, believe me-plant it
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe thanks bunches
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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    not only yummy but pretty too!
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    " It was excellent "
    ruskingirl ate it and said...
    This sounds amazing...I am bookmarking it to make it this weekend. Thanks friend.
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  • fuzzy 5 years ago
    Great summertime dish.... thansk.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    oh yummmmmmm this does sound great i like balsamic vinegar and pasta ,......i loved the evoo.....hahahaha thanks
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