Thursday, April 1, 2010

Roasted Asparagus with a soy/honey/RUM sauce!

I love asparagus.  Especially grilled, but I am sure you are getting tired of me complaining about no grill, so we will drop it for a while.  

Next best thing to do to asparagus is to marinade it!  And you just knew it would be a matter of time before I added rum to any marinade...

Sure, why not.  The alcohol does cook out, but the earthy flavor of the rum remains, as well as the sweet contrast with a flavored rum...

Like CRUZAN MANGO infused rum!

1/3rd cup Soy Sauce
1/3rd cup Mango Rum
1/3rd cup Honey

Sweet and salty... Earthy and fruity flavors, marinading into the asparagus...

And mix well.  Personally, love the plastic ziplock bags.  Then prepare your raw asparagus, cutting off at about 5 inches from teh tip (further down, and it gets very woody, impossible to season and just nasty tasting).

Pop them in the bag, get as much of the air out as possible and reseal.

Marinade for 3 hours.  

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Asparagus does not take long to cook, and you want to be careful not to overcook em.

A simple fast and easy side dish that has a unique flavor you will like!

As always, just add rum!.


  1. Love the looks of this asparagus! Nice job

  2. The asparagus sounds and looks great. Once again great way to incorporate the flavored spirits.

  3. Spring means fresh asparagus in my life!!!

  4. Nice sauce! I bet it would be good for a marinade for meat too.

  5. I am such a fan of the sweet and salty. And have been on teh BIGGEST asparagus kick lately. I obviously need to try this.

  6. Unique asparagus preparation. You are the master of rum!

  7. My rum bill has gone up significantly since I started reading your blog. Coincidence?

  8. I never thought of marinating asparagus. Seriously.... I do grill them though, you should try that some time. Wait, you don't have a grill...
    So, make one.... Sheesh!
    Get a couple of slate roof tiles and light a fire underneath.

  9. Nice job, Dave. I like the marinade. Cruzan is going to end up sponsoring you, lol.