Tuesday, April 17, 2012

prosciutto wrapped asparagus...


i was walking through the living room the other day.. not really paying attention to what was on tv.. going about my weekend routine of chores and what not.. and the show kelsey essentials was on the cooking channel..her voice caught my attention and i was thinking i know her.. then i remembered she had competed a few years back on the next food network star.. she didn't win but apparently got a show.. as i was picking up the living room she was making this recipe here.. asparagus wrapped in prosciutto in a buerre blanc sauce.. well faaanncyyyy i thought.. then walked away.. then i thought i have asparagus.. hmmm i have prosciutto left over from an amazing frittata i made.. this might actually be pretty good.. i ditched the buerre blanc sauce.. i was grilling rib eye and had made a wonderful salad we didn't need any sauce for these babies!!! now my mom has always said you eat first with your eyes.. if you make your food look pretty it will be appealing and i remember even being young always trying to make my plate or food or whatever "pretty".. and well asparagus wrapped prosciutto is about as darn pretty as you can get ha..



i am really loving prosciutto.. i had never really used it until recently.. actually i think the first time when i made this fig, proscuitto, onion and goat cheese flat bread, here.... talk about scrumptious i was hooked forever after just one bite.. i now try and buy it whenever it's one sale and put it on everything.. ha i've made many pizza's with it and a few frittatas.. i will definitely be making this again and soon!


prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 10-15 minutes
servings: 4

1 bunch of thin asparagus, trimmed (about 18 stalks)
6 thin slices of prosciutto
olive oil
black pepper

pre heat oven to 400 degrees (f).. remove the woody end of the asparagus.. bundle three asparagus stalks together and wrap each grouping with one slice of prosciutto.. leaving the tips exposed.  drizzle the bundles with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.  roast the bundles for 10-15 minutes, or until the asparagus ends and the prosciutto slices are crisp... there are no pictures of the finished product because when i tell you how amazing they looked when they came out of the oven pete and i gobbled them up!!


speaking of eating pretty food i wanted to post this pretty salad ha we had it with this meal and it made the whole meal "pretty"..


i had 2 kinds of lettuce from my bountiful basket.. romaine and butter.. i tore them up (i was told never cut your lettuce always tear it..) chopped up some cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, scallions and chives.. tossed it all together added salt and pepper then drizzled with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and viola.. pretty salad..

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