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Asparagus Time

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Quentin Bacon

One of the first signs of spring (besides daffodils!) is fresh asparagus.  And just like fresh flowers, the best way to store asparagus when you get home from the store is to snip off the ends and stand them upright in a container of water in the fridge. Of course, you can simply drizzle the stalks with olive oil, sprinkle them with salt and pepper and roast them at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  But when I have guests, I like to make something more special, like these Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles. They look so elegant but they’re incredibly easy to make and you can assemble them in advance. The crispy prosciutto and melted Gruyere are great with the earthy asparagus, and a little bit of white truffle butter drizzled on top doesn’t hurt, either!! Your friends will never want to eat plain asparagus again!

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