Asparagus with prosciutto and pine nuts

Asparagus with prosciutto and pine nuts


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About this recipe: A quick, easy and flavourful side dish of asparagus brightly flavoured with lemon, prosciutto and pine nuts.


Serves: 6 

  • 50g butter
  • 80g thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 900g fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

  1. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat; cook and stir the prosciutto, garlic and pine nuts in the melted butter until the garlic is fragrant and the nuts begin to turn brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
  2. Bring a saucepan filled with lightly salted water to boil. Gently boil the asparagus until the bright green and barely tender, about 3 minutes; drain. Add the asparagus to the prosciutto mixture and toss to mix evenly. Season with salt and pepper; serve hot.


Instead of prosciutto, use pancetta cubes instead.

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