Thursday, April 07, 2016

Sunday-Go-To-Meetin' Asparagus

     One of the local grocers occasionally offers "Sunday Asparagus," four small bundles of baby asparagus, each neatly wrapped in slices of prosciutto.*  I love the idea but I always seemed to be noticing it only when there were one or two left and those a but long in the tooth.

     I was looking for something quick-ish last night (it's Tam's regular Game Night online) and lo! there the stuff was, and freshly-made, too.  Seven minutes in the microwave (alongside seasoned quartered potatoes) and my-oh-my, it's tasty!  I think something Hollandaise-ish in the way of sauce is traditional; I put a dab of horseradish on mine instead and it worked nicely.

     This would be easy enough to make (and cheaper, too) when tender, early asparagus is available.  Prosciutto will stick to itself fairly well (if yours won't, use a toothpick).  Prep time would take longer but not by much. The flavors go well together.
* Which is how you say "really good ham" in Italian.

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