Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Asparagus with Provolone

I created this dish the other night with roasted chicken and mashed potatoes. I generally love the "prosciutto wrapped asparagus" appetizer and thought that this might be a nice side dish spin on it. These had a nice woodsy/spicy/salty flavor.


one bunch asparagus
good quality olive oil
sea salt
red pepper flakes
2 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and lay down asparagus side-by-side. Drizzle with olive oil and season with the sea salt, thyme and red pepper flakes. Put into oven for 7 minutes. After asparagus cooks a little, add the cheese and cook for another 4 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm.

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