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Roasted Asparagus with Speck and Creamy Horseradish Sauce #ImprovCookingChallenge

The  perfect accompaniment to roast beef and potatoes, roasted asparagus with speck and creamy horseradish sauce is ready in about 30 minutes or less.
Roasted Asparagus with Speck and Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Speck and Creamy Horseradish Sauce

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

For Improv Cooking Challenge this month, one of the food blogging groups I am in where we jointly post on themed topics, the idea is to make a recipe using asparagus and  cream.

I decided on roasted asparagus with speck and a creamy horseradish sauce. The speck because I recently picked some up while shopping at Aldi where it was just a couple of bucks. Speck, if you have not had it before, is very thinly sliced the way prosciutto is, although prosciutto is salt cured and speck is smoky. They are very similar except speck is going to taste more like American bacon.

I decided on the horseradish sauce after browsing menus and seeing it mentioned on something in a Polish restaurant, and I thought it would be great with the speck, which I had bought without a plan in mind.

And the asparagus has been wildly cheap around here, sometimes down to 99 cents a pound. I love it as a Spring vegetable and it roasts, pan fries and grills up quickly with a variety of flavors. I don’t really have a favorite- I love every way it can be served. Except out of a can. 😉

Roasted Asparagus with Speck and Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Be sure to click the blue frog button below to link to the page with the other recipes.

And make sure to see the other recipe I posted today which is grilled guacamole and cheese for National Grilled Cheese day, as if one really needs an excuse to have one. I could eat those any time.

~s

Roasted Asparagus with Speck and Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Speck and Creamy Horseradish Sauce

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Roasted Asparagus with Speck and Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces fresh asparagus spears
  • 2.5 ounces thinly sliced speck ham (can sub prosciutto)
  • olive oil, salt, pepper and nonstick  foil
  • 2 tablespoons  sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons grated horseradish
  • pinch salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives (garnish)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven  to 375°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  3. Trim asparagus, then wrap each spear with a thin slice of speck ham or prosciutto.
  4. Place asparagus on baking sheet, drizzle with oil and season  with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake asparagus for 20-25 minutes or until speck has browned.
  6. While asparagus roasts, stir together the sour cream, heavy cream, horseradish, salt and pepper.
  7. Briefly warm sauce in the microwave and stir. (About one minute.)
  8. Drizzle asparagus with sauce before serving, garnish with snipped chives.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

#ImprovCookingChallenge: Asparagus & Cream

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More Asparagus & Cream Recipes:

The other recipes are linked, but on my platform, you have to click the button to go to that page. If you follow my blog, I am  sure you have seen blue froggie before, as several blogging groups I participate in use it. Usually you might see the boxes here, but as I said, my host doesn’t do that. But no problem. 😉

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