Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Simple Sides

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love veggies.  They are healthy, delicious, and very easy to cook (if they even need to be cooked at all)!

When making veggie side dishes, I like to keep it simple.  The vegetable should be the star of the dish.  Being that it's springtime here in Melbourne, asparagus is in season and quite abundant! 

It was Melbourne Cup Day and we had been out all day yesterday, so I didnt have a lot of time to put into dinner. I grabbed the asparagus that I had picked up at the market and few slices of  prosciutto from the deli to pull together this quick and easy side dish.

Take a few spears, wrap with a slice of prosciutto, and throw into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  No need to add oil as you have the fat from the prosciutto. 

You could serve this dish as is but I decided to whisk a little lemon juice into some good quality olive oil and drizzle over the wraps before serving.  I also gave it a few turns of the peppermill as I tend to do...



  1. Yum, I'm going to have to try this! I love asparagus and prosciutto!

  2. You'll love it then! If you don't want your prosciutto crispy, you would cook the asparagus first then wrap them?

  3. Made this side the other night! It turned out great, and my hubby was very impressed :) It's so fun to try something new.

  4. That's great!! I love coming up with new things (which don't ALWAYS work out!) so it's great to hear you guys enjoyed!!



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