Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto

Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto

Well it’s been another great day so far.  I’m off so I am catching up on some things and I made a trip to Teavana to treat myself to some tea!  I absolutely love this store, it’s another one of my favorites and I feel like I could just buy everything in it, seriously!  I came home with 6 new loose leaf teas to try and I am so excited about it!  Doesn’t take much to excite me apparently :) .  I am currently trying the Blackberry Mojito and really enjoying it.  There are actual whole dried blackberries in the tea!  I really need to stay away from that store because I could do some serious damage (who would have thought you could do damage at a store that sells tea???).

The damage done today!
The damage done today!

Anyway, I also picked up some things at the store today for lunch.  Since my mom and I are both off, I thought it would be nice to make a nice healthy lunch for us to chat over.  Last weekend as I was watching Ina Garten on the Food Network, I was really inspired to make her Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto dish, it just looked fabulous.  So I did, and let me tell you, it was so extremely easy, quick and tasty…oh and super healthy and filling too!  I omitted the hollandaise sauce that Ina used and we didn’t even need it, it was so delicious!  I really wasn’t sure if it would be filling enough but with the fiber from the asparagus and the protein from the egg and prosciutto, I was fooled, it was perfectly filling.

Oh and I must say that if you have not roasted prosciutto before, you must do it…immediately!  I tried a piece fresh out of the oven because I had never had it roasted before and WOW, it was amazing!  Definitely better than bacon and perfectly salty!  With only 70 calories in 2 pieces and 1.5 grams of saturated fat, I may have to incorporate this into my diet a couple days per week :)

Asparagus and Prosciutto just look so beautiful together!
Asparagus and Prosciutto just look so beautiful together!
Such a great little meal!
Such a great little meal!
This makes me happy
This makes me happy

While I was at the store, I came across some Kumquats so of course I bought them.  I tried these little sweet and tart guys last year and was in love right away!  A lot of people probably have never even heard of them and I didn’t either until a couple years ago when my sister was pregnant with my nephew, early on in the pregnancy she was telling me that the baby was the size of a Kumquat (I said “the size of a what???”).  So when I saw them in the store for the first time I had to try them and boy am I glad that I did!  I highly suggest that you try them if you never have before.  They look like mini oranges but you actually eat the skin and everything (just be careful of the seeds inside, spit them out).  They are tart at first but then they are sweet.  I really love them, can’t you tell??? :)

Kumquats

Super cute little pieces of tangy sweetness
Super cute little pieces of tangy sweetness

Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto

Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto

Ingredients

1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed
4 slices prosciutto
1 ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 large eggs
Cooking spray
Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
Place the asparagus on one baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Drizzle the olive oil over top of the asparagus and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile layer the prosciutto slices on the other baking sheet in a single layer and place in the oven for about 8 minutes
While they are cooking, heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking oil
When the skillet is nice and hot, add the eggs and cook either sunny side up or over easy (your preference)
Once everything is done cooking, it’s time to assemble. Layer half of the asparagus on a plate, top with two slices of prosciutto and then one fried egg. Repeat with the rest on another plate and top with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese
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4 Responses to Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto

  1. Mom says:

    Thanks for the DELICIOUS lunch honey! It was amazing! Loved spending g time with you too!

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