Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Making Tuesday Tasty

I'm an asparagus lover. I love it's earthy, distinct flavor that lends itself to many dishes. Most of all I love it made simply. If there's a little real butter or olive oil slathered on it, topped with a little garlic and salt, I'm in heaven.

Here's a simple recipe that kicks the asparagus up a level and compliments it nicely.

Asparagus Wrapped Prosciutto

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chopped basil leaves
1 teaspoon chopped oregano leaves
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary leaves
8 to 12 stalks asparagus, blanched
8 to 12 thin slices prosciutto
1 head lettuce, optional
Tomato wedges, optional

Mix all ingredients for dressing together and let it set overnight. Do not refrigerate.

Marinate the asparagus in the dressing for 10 minutes.

Wrap 2 to 3 asparagus with prosciutto.

Serve on a bed of lettuce with tomato wedges, if using, and spoon dressing on top.

recipe courtesy of Chicago Chop House