All posts tagged: Prosciutto

Healthy recipe for potato and green bean salad with prosciutto and fresh herbs in a lemony dressing

Potato and Green Bean Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

If there is one thing I love about spring and summer, it’s all the fresh produce. Which means there are endless options for salads and I am not just talking green salads. I’m thinking BBQ and picnic salads, which for me mostly brings up thoughts of potato salad, coleslaw and pasta salad. The classic pack […]

A simple and creamy saffron-salsify risotto recipe made with black salsify and Prosciutto di Parma that gets its vivid color from saffron.

Saffron-Salsify Risotto (Schwarzwurzel-Risotto)

Bored with the same old winter vegetables? Well, let me introduce you to a very memorable winter risotto, which for me, is made with a new vegetable. A saffron-salsify risotto. Salsify what? Yeah, I too was also among those people who didn’t know what salsify is, let alone what to do with it! I had […]

Kohlrabi Apple Salad with prosciutto and dijon-mustard dressing

Kohlrabi Apple Salad with Honey-Dijon Dressing

This Kohlrabi Apple Salad recipe was ignited by my French friend Magali who continues to inspire me. It’s based on a salad she makes often. Though, her version uses jicama and baby spinach. I’ve searched everywhere in Hamburg for jicama (pronounced hee-cama) — not a chance. Whether the farmers markets or specialty food markets, I […]

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad with Crispy Shallots and Prosciutto

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad

Along with a zingy dressing and a morsel of deliciously complex, and sophisticated prosciutto, this is a delicious asparagus and fava bean quinoa salad salad. Spanish serrano ham can also be used in its place. There are a few differences between Jamon Serrano, but it’s equally tasty. This spring salad can easily be served as […]

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad with Crispy Prosciutto, Hazelnuts and Parmesan

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad

Here’s a Brussels sprout kale salad bursting with flavor! All I can say is this combination of “love-em-or-hate-em Brussels sprouts” and “nothing-says-healthy-quite-like-kale” is a game changer. There’s so much to love about this salad: Italian dry-cured prosciutto di Parma, chopped roasted hazelnuts, intensely flavored Parmigiano-Reggiano, a lemony, grainy Dijon and shallot vinaigrette, ribbons of kale […]

Pasta with prosciutto and peas

Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas in a Cream Sauce

Give peas a chance. Peas are much more than boring. Bursting with green goodness, they can be ridiculously yummy! Harmonious and perfect together with pasta, they add a delicious sweet flavor that is an amazing complement to the refined saltiness of prosciutto. Tossed in a creamy sauce, this makes the perfect, yum factor meal for […]

Prosciutto Wrapped White Asparagus with Lemon

Prosciutto Wrapped White Asparagus with Zesty Lemon

I adore simple, healthy recipes that pack a ton of flavor. And this one, prosciutto wrapped white asparagus with the alluring scent and flavors of bright and zingy lemon has got to be the easiest thing ever to make. You could even skim this one down to the very basics – prosciutto and asparagus – […]

Pasta with Prosciutto & Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Pasta with Prosciutto and Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Here’s a little secret: there are three things I really love – prosciutto, arugula and lemon! Put all three of them together and well…I’m experiencing a little bit of heaven. The saltiness of prosciutto and baby arugula with its mild, nutty, peppery taste team fabulously with zesty lemon. I’m generally not a fan of creamy […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Sage

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Sage

Easy eating at its best! This is one of those no nonsense recipes that is quick, requires little effort and turns out delicious. Tender chicken breasts are seasoned with salt and pepper, sprinkled with lemon zest and wrapped with fresh sage and salty prosciutto, then sautéed to golden brown perfection. Sounds easy doesn’t it? It […]

Pasta with Oyster Mushrooms, Prosciutto and Fresh Sage

Pasta with Oyster Mushrooms, Prosciutto and Fresh Sage

Combined with the subtlety of pasta with oyster mushrooms and the delicate saltiness of prosciutto, this dish makes for an easy, elegant midweek meal and is a definite crowd pleaser! I absolutely love the richness of flavors in this dish. Admittedly, with mascarpone, this dish is a bit of a calorie bomb, but sometimes we […]

Beluga Lentils with Proscuitto, Baby Green Beans, Cilantro & Mint

Beluga lentils resemble caviar, hence the name. Not only do they make for a beautiful garnish, they are absolutely splendid to eat, especially in a salad. I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this salad is. The flavors of lemon accompanied by “al dente” green beans and the delicate saltiness of prosciutto are an […]

Baked Pasta with Creamy Peas, Chicken and Prosciutto

Baked Pasta with Creamy Peas, Chicken and Prosciutto

This is an easy, breezy sort of recipe that is cozy and familiar as an old pair of jeans. Classic comfort food full of kid-approved flavors and ingredients, making it perfect for a family meal. I used Gemelli (Italian for “twins”) noodles for this recipe. They are corkscrew-shaped, resembling two thick strands of spaghetti twisted […]

Orzo Risotto with Peas, Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

To my relief a great family meal. One child wants rice, the other noodles. What to do? Okay, peas are a hit. Bacon too. I don’t like bacon, but I love prosciutto. Okay. Solution. Orzo. Abundant in Greece. Risotto too. Aahh relief. Orzo risotto. Yes, a family vacation with culinary possibilities despite only have 3 […]

Crustless Spinach, Prosciutto and Mushroom Quiche

Real men don’t eat quiche, they eat smoked bacon and egg pie! Well, I’d say quiche isn’t much different. The name itself originated from Germany (the word ‘quiche’ is derived from the German ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake) and was later called ‘Lorraine’ or ‘quiche Lorraine’ by the French. Although by definition, a quiche must be in […]

Spaghetti Carbonara with Pancetta & Prosciutto

Quality ingredients play a very important role in the success of a good Spaghetti Carbonara. Foremost the eggs: use farm fresh eggs from free range grass-fed chickens. These eggs will give you fatty orange yolks with an amazing depth of flavor needed for an incredible tasting carbonara. For the pasta to keep its creaminess the […]