Amazing recipe! Simple and elegant. Extremely tasty. 1 pound asparagus                                                                              1 ½ Tbsp. walnuts                                                                                2 Tbsp. melted butter 2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar

Wash asparagus; break off and discard tough ends. Steam or cook in small amount of boiling water 3-minutes, until just tender. Meanwhile, toast nuts in dry skillet or hot oven several minutes, tossing often. Mix melted butter and vinegar in small bowl. When asparagus is ready, drain, drizzle butter sauce on top and sprinkle with nuts.

from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home by the Moosewood Collective, Simon & Schuster N.Y.1994