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ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH PROSCIUTTO
Cindy Salvato


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Lucky for us Easter and asparagus season are at the same time of year. This is a simple "antipasto" to serve for Easter dinner. Notice that there are few measurements and if you are having more than 4 guests simply use 3 asparagus spears and three slices of Prosciutto per person.

  • 12 Asparagus spears
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated Reggiano Parmigiano or Pecorino Romano
  • 12 slices Prosciutto di Parma

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet and brush the spears with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake the asparagus until tender; about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the spear. Remove them from the oven and sprinkle on the grated Parmesan cheese. Return them to the oven for 2 minutes.

Arrange three spears of asparagus on each plate and decoratively drape the Prosciutto slices over the bottom of the asparagus and serve.

Serves 4

Wine Pairing
Mark Gasbarro of Gasbarro Wines recommends ... Poggio Bertaio Stucchioa, a full bodied Umbrian Sangiovese with forward fruit and low acidity.

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