The Asparagus Prosciutto Mushroom Kit
The Good Stuff!
Add a bit of basil for the finish!
Happy Tuesday all,
I am starting my week off on the right foot with some exciting news! Yesterday, I was honored to have my blog featured on my first ever guest post! You can check out my guest post on Life and Times of Me, where I share my favorite food blog recipe on Open Mic Monday! I would also recommend subscribing to Life and Times of Me, run by my friend Kendall Smith. I met Kendall about a year ago through Sanna (you know that girl whose wedding I was in?). Anyhow, Kendall and I were both bridesmaids in the wedding and I had lots of fun getting to know her. Kendall is so sweet, and not to mention, hilarious, so after finding out about her blog, I just had to subscribe! Let me tell you, it was so worth it! I enjoy reading her stories about her everyday life! She also shares some yummy recipes and great reviews on the latest must have products! Once again, follow her: you won’t be sorry! Also, big thanks to Kendall for featuring Mangia on her blog! Moving on, yesterday I went to Central Market in search of something to make for dinner. I wasn’t exactly in the mood to make anything complicated so I bought some garlic-lemon marinated chicken breasts, which were pretty amazing. As I was searching for a side dish, I stumbled upon an area of the store that offers in-house cooking kits for quick and innovative cooking. I was excited that I had found a solution to my weeknights where I just feel too lazy to create a new recipe. I was in the mood for some vegetables so I grabbed the Asparagus Prosciutto Mushroom Kit. Let me tell you, this recipe is absolutely delicious, not to mention cheap ($4.99 for a huge 4 person serving) and quick! I absolutely love prosciutto (especially with cantaloupe and watermelon…this is a recipe for another day), and it pairs so well with the sauteed mushrooms and asparagus, adding a salty flavor, along with a crispy texture! Of course, I had to make the dish my own so I added a little bit of the good stuff we drank at Sanna and Rich’s wedding, Bottega Petalo Moscato Sparkling Wine. This stuff is the bomb, get.some.now! Then I had a glass…or two! I hope you all enjoy this recipe and remember that once in a while, it’s okay to let the grocery store provide you with some tasty meal ideas!
Asparagus Prosciutto Mushroom Saute:
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 Tbs. garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely diced
2 pieces of prosciutto
1/2-1 c. of sliced mushrooms
1 small bundle of asparagus spears
1/4 c. Bottega Petalo Moscato Sparkling Wine (or any good sweet white wine that you can find)
1. Heat saute pan over medium high heat.
2. Add olive oil, butter and garlic and heat for 30 seconds or just until butter bubbles and garlic begins to cook.
3. Add shallot and continue cooking for 30 seconds.
4. Add the prosciutto and cook for 30 seconds.
5. Add the mushrooms and cook until mushrooms have cooked all the way through (color will turn a darker shade of brown), approximately 3-4 minutes.
6. Add asparagus and mix all ingredients well. Cover with lid and let cook for 3-4 minutes or until asparagus has cooked to your liking.
7. Add wine and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes.
8. Serve immediately (garnish with fresh basil leaves and freshly grated Parmesan cheese).
Note: For a meal, I would toss this veggie saute with a bowl of penne pasta.