As a single woman, I often get asked “Do you cook?”
Currently, I primarily cook for one person, ME and I have to admit I’ve become quite the “takeout order” connoisseur.
Prior to establishing a food blog, I realized that I have this insane obsession with cookbooks! You would think I was a professionally trained chef if you saw my collection.
I actually love to cook and experiment with different foods and ingredients. In the past, I’ve often become discouraged with failed “experiments” and put cooking on the back burner.
Then… God created Pinterest! (Am I the only one who wonders how our parents survived without this mecca of all things DIY, food, and all things great?!)
Asparagus is one my favorite side dishes. (Minus the annoying side effect. I know you were thinking it!) I’ve been in search of a way to “spice up” this side, when I ran across this recipe on Pinterest (via Damn Delicious Blog).
Get into it!:
- 6 ounces sliced prosciutto, halved horizontally
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Working one at a time, wrap halved prosciutto slice on each asparagus spear at an angle, covering the entire length of the spear. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add asparagus and cook until prosciutto is crisp and asparagus is tender, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
This can also serve as an appetizer for a small gathering.
Cooking tip: Don’t be hard headed like me and use the entire “strip” of prosciutto. The original recipe stated to cut in half and then wrap.