Prosciutto and Asparagus Pasta


05 Apr 2016
Posted By   Alice Whitlock

1 bunch fresh thin asparagus, trimmed, 5 slices prosciutto, or more to taste, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced, 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta

Cooking Instructions
1- Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook asparagus until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. 2- Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon, keeping water boiling. 3- Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook prosciutto in hot skillet until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. 4- Remove prosciutto from skillet and transfer to a work surface to cool; chop. 5- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green onions until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. 6- Remove skillet from heat; add asparagus. 7- Cook linguine in the pot of boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. 8- Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water. 9- Combine pasta, 1/4 cup pasta water, asparagus, and green onions together in a serving bowl; top with prosciutto.