I am fully aware that Spring is long finished, and that every year I commit the exact same sin: buying asparagus from a far away place, just because I can’t resist their charm at the grocery store. Locavores, forgive us. We love asparagus too much to wait for several months…

This is a very simple way to prepare them, but looks elegant enough to make a weeknight dinner special.

(from the Bewitching Kitchen)

prosciutto slices
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese, shaved

Make a bundle with a single-serving amount of asparagus.  Cut 2 slices of prosciutto in half or thirds lengthwise, forming small ribbons.  Wrap them around each bundle and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.   Drizzle a little olive oil over it, rubbing it around the surface with your fingers or with a silicone brush. Season lightly with salt and pepper (prosciutto is salty, go easy on the salt).

Bake in a 400F oven until the asparagus are starting to brown on the edges – 20 to 25 minutes.  Add shaved parmiggiano and bake for a couple of minutes.  Sprinkle extra black pepper right before serving.


to print the recipe, click here

Comments:  Roasted asparagus are always showing up as a side dish in our home, the addition of prosciutto is a nice variation.  We enjoyed it with a delicious grilled salmon and white rice.   I did not give credit to a particular source for this recipe, because I’ve been making it for years, I probably saw it in some publication long time ago.  However, it’s so simple that it hardly qualifies as a real recipe…   I’ve made it with regular ham  and it works well too, but I prefer the extra-bite the prosciutto provides.

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9 thoughts on “REVISITING SPRING

  1. Very stylish, loved this presentation, Sally!
    I also cannot resist certain types of food, I feel bad when they come from far away, but… enjoy them anyway. Guilty pleasures, eright?


  2. Oh my word that looks delish!

    I have a completely unrelated question for you- but I didn’t see an email address. It’s a pergunta Brasileira! I love how you inserted the pronunciation in your Pao de Queijo recipe. Could you point me in the direction of how I might do that??



    • Hi, Sara
      well, it wasn’t very easy to do that, at least not for me, I am a little HTML-challenged.. First of all, I had to download a program to tape my voice, I used one called Audacity, available for free. Once I taped the sound, I had to upload it to a host in the net, get the link and use that to download it to WordPress and insert it in the blog. A bit convoluted, but it worked. Your blog is hosted by Blogger, not sure how it would work, but probably in a similar way.
      Let me know if you have more questions about it….


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