Warm asparagus in a brightly flavored sauce with prosciutto and pine nuts. Quick, easy, and flavorful!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a skillet 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.

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  • Bring a pot 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.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 9g; fat 18.1g; cholesterol 32.8mg; sodium 332.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Since I don't eat meat or dairy I made this with vegetarian bacon instead of prosciutto and Earth Balance margarine instead of butter. It was amazing took it to a dinner party where everybody else was a meat eater and it was a huge hit. Didn't need any salt just a little pepper. I did add a dash of basil and oregano. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Since I don't eat meat or dairy I made this with vegetarian bacon instead of prosciutto and Earth Balance margarine instead of butter. It was amazing took it to a dinner party where everybody else was a meat eater and it was a huge hit. Didn't need any salt just a little pepper. I did add a dash of basil and oregano. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
This is a great recipe although we thought it was way too lemony and we love lemon. I would cut it back to about 1/4 cup or so. We made the recipe as is and didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
This was SUPER! I made the recipe as written except for the added salt. Prosciutto is salty enough. We all loved it even the 4 year-old. It smelled wonderful while cooking and was very fast and easy to make. YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
Fantastic! This was perfect just the way it was written. Savory and fresh. The pine nuts add a nice flavor I wouldn't normally think to mix with asparagus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
this was sooo good I loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
super easy & delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2011
Yummy! I adjusted the servings for 3 and it was enough for my husband and I. I only used 1 tablespoon of butter cut back on the garlic and chopped the asparagus into bite size bits. I mixed it with Whole Wheat egg noodles. It was a GREAT HEALTHY dinner! Thanks!! Others said it had too much lemon we actually ended up squeezing more lemon on it afterwards. The prosciutto lemon pine nut and asparagus combo worked very well! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2011
This is a keeper. I scaled the recipe as it was just for two had only one rather old lemon on hand so skimped on the juice and wanted to serve with pasta so I upped the fat just a bit and added a few spoonfuls of pasta water at the end then stirred fettucini into the pan. I'll make this again when I have more lemon in the pantry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2011
Love everything that goes into this dish but for me the lemon juice was overpowering. Next time I will squeeze half a lemon over everything instead of using 1/3 cup of juice. Totally lost the flavor of the other ingredients and the asparagus all but disappeared. Great idea for a combo but the porportions are a little off for our tastes. Read More
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