Wednesday, 2 May 2012
This is a nice starter or side -dish (without eggs), or it could even be your dinner. I love asparagus and you can use also Pancetta or Parma ham to wrap them if you like.
Ingredients for 4 people:
2 bundles of asparagus
a few slices of Speck or Pancetta or Parma ham
Salt and pepper
Wash the asparagus, break off tough ends by snapping 1-2 cm from the bottom and peel the bottom portion.
Cook in salted boiling water for 1/2 hour, possibly in a high and narrow pan so that your asparagus can stand.
When ready, drain well and separate into bundles (2 or 3 to each bundle) and starting at bottom of asparagus bundle, wrap with 1 slice of Speck.
Put some olive oil in a oven dish then place your asparagus there, covering with Parmesan cheese.
Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for about 15/20 minutes.
In the meantime, cook the eggs in boiling water for about 10 minutes. When ready, cut the eggs into small pieces, add some salt and serve the asparagus on a bed of eggs. Sprinkle with some extra virgin olive oil.