This delicious side dish is so simple to prepare and the taste is phenomenal! The key is to cook the asparagus just long enough without overcooking.
For this recipe you will need: 1 bunch thick asparagus spears, 1/4 cup diced prosciutto, 1/2 cup stock, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese and black pepper to taste.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook diced prosciutto until crispy. While that is cooking, wash and trim the asparagus spears (snap one at the end to see where to cut the ends off the others). When the prosciutto is crisp, add the asparagus spears and allow to cook for a minute or two. Add stock and raise heat to bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low for 6 minutes. Remove lid and allow to cook until liquid is evaporated, about another 3 minutes or so. Remove from heat and add Parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper to serve.