Monday, November 14, 2011

Balsamic Butter Pasta with Asparagus and Steak

We had an awesome weekend with J's sis and bro-law! We ate good food, shopped and mostly enjoyed each others company. They ran their half marathon on Saturday morning and thank the Lord, it didn't rain! I was so worried they would slip and fall on the muddy trails. Luckly we didn't have to get sad about them leaving because we will see them in 1 week for Thanksgiving!! 
I didn't take a lot of photos. This we us looking down from the parking lot at the Grove. They had just finished putting up their Christmas decorations.
 Santa is already in town!
Getting ready for their tree lighting Christmas concert.
 An awkward photo of me, but cute of Katy.
 Love my SIL!

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and it looked delicious. Lately I have been screwing up my recipes because I am going so fast to catch the light. I put too much sugar in this one and a few weeks ago I put too much chicken soup base in my white chili! "Slow down Shelbi," needs to be repeated in my head!

Balsamic Butter Pasta with Asparagus and Steak
1/2 pound asparagus
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
salt
pepper
5 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp brown sugar
1/2 pound pasta (I used a mixture of penne and shells)
2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
8 oz steak
steak seasoning
Preheat oven to 400.
Trim ends off asparagus, then cut into 1 inch pieces.
Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Put on a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
Season steak with steak seasoning or salt, pepper and garlic powder. Let it come to room temperature before cooking.
Heat cook balsamic until it reduces by half. 
Cook pasta according to package instructions.
So I realize that I miss read this recipe and put in way too much brown sugar....no wonder it was so sweet, haha! After balsamic reduces, stir in 1/2 Tbsp of brown sugar!

Add black pepper to vinegar.
Drain pasta and mix in butter, parmesan and vinegar.

Stir in asparagus.

Grill steak for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Remove and let rest for 2 minutes. Then cut it across the grain.

Serve steak over pasta and top with some parmesan cheese shavings.
I am going to make the correct version of this recipe for dinner tomorrow!!!



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just made this recipe for dinner tonight, and my finacee loved it! Its going in our folder of "make again" meals!