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Episode 911 - Bringing It Home: Greens with Asparagus, Crispy Prosciutto and
Shaved Parmesan Cheese  Watch Video

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Bringing It Home: Greens with Asparagus, Crispy Prosciutto and

Food and Lifestyle Expert Laura McIntosh visits and Asparagus farm in Victoria Island to see how laborious it is to grow asparagus, the vegetable grows 10 inches a day and is all harvested by hand!  Then it’s off to the kitchen where Laura and guest chef Tony Baker from Montrio Bistro in Monterey toss up some Salinas Valley Greens with Asparagus, prosciutto and fresh shaved parmesan cheese.

Salinas Valley Greens with Asparagus, Crispy Prosciutto and
Shaved Parmesan Cheese Recipe

Ingridients
1 Lb Fresh Mixed Greens washed
1 Lb Asparagus
4 Slices Parma Prosciutto
3 Fl.Oz. Orange Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
Shaved Parmesan cheese, to taste

For Orange Vinaigrette
1 Each Shallot, finely chopped
1 Each Garlic Clove, chopped
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
¼ Cup Champagne Vinegar
1/3 Cup Blood Orange Olive Oil (California Olive Ranch)
1/3 Cup Virgin Olive Oil

 

Preparation

For Prosciutto:
Purchased very thinly pre sliced prosciutto (Italian cured ham) place on a clean cookie sheet and place in a cool oven (lowest setting 175 -200 degrees) until crisp, about 3 hours depending on oven.
For Asparagus:
Blanch by placing into heavily salted boiling water for approx 1 min, remove and shock in iced water. When cold, remove and cut asparagus to 2 inches. Discard the tough lower part of the stem.
For Orange Vinaigrette:
Mix the shallot, garlic, mustard and vinegar together, gradually whisk in the oils.
Season to taste with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.

To Serve:
Simply toss the greens and asparagus in the dressing, season with kosher salt and fresh black pepper. Place on a plate, and garnish with shaved cheese. Break the ham into long strips and place into the salad.
This is a simple but tasty salad, add some seared Tuna or roast chicken to add a nice protein.

Enjoy.

Additional Info:
Bringing It Home
www.bringingithome.tv

Montrio Bistro
414 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone : (831) 648-8880
www.montrio.com


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