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What Would You Serve?

Entertaining at home is one of my favorite activities of all time, but as with all hobbies, it requires lots of thinking ahead and decision-making, from planning a prep schedule to coordinating the menu. In this series, I'll present a dish and ask you to share what you'd serve alongside it.

Here's the scenario: You're hosting a birthday party for a close friend, and you've purchased fresh asparagus from the farmers market. You wrap it with paper-thin slices of prosciutto and roast it in the oven for a dish that's truly droolworthy. What would you serve alongside it? To see what I'd make, read more.

Inspired by fresh Spring ingredients, I'd serve my guests a seasonal farm-to-table dinner. As a stunning main course, I'd serve roasted prawns with morels, to be accompanied by the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and ricotta gnocchi on the side. Asparagus is notoriously difficult to pair with wine, so I would select a dry, crisp Pinot Grigio with a fruity nose, avoiding anything overly sweet, oaky, or tannic. For dessert, I'd take advantage of fresh, ripe strawberries and serve strawberries Romanoff.

What would your menu include?

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chefdrea chefdrea 8 years
Filet Mignon, medium rare, with a Green Peppercorn Sauce Mushroom Risotto Cakes Blueberry Cobbler Cake with a Citrus Mascarpone Mousse Serve a Rioja for the wine.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Five cheese mac and cheese!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Something light and fresh...grilled salmon with lemon, roasted red new potatoes with garlic and rosemary, diced assorted melons with Prosecco, and a lemon angelfood cake for dessert.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
Lemon parmesan risotto, roast mushroom salad, and perhaps some seared scallops.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm not sure I'm such a fan of the above but hey to each their own.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I would put this on an appetizer menu at a cocktail party.
Sara-Rose Sara-Rose 8 years
Roasted cornish hens stuffed with lemons, rosemary, garlic, and shallots. Fingerling potato salad tossed with a mustard vinaigrette. A nice Rose or Sancerre. Lemon cake for dessert.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
that looks so gross. out of focus too.
PensaGrey PensaGrey 8 years
omg that looks disgusting... I cant' even think about food.
miznic miznic 8 years
mamasitama has it right... lemony would go wonderfully with the asparagus... aw sheesh, it's too early to be this hungry.... lol
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
definitely fish and rice, something very lemony and fresh
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
That is my favorite way of cooking asparagus! :feedme: I'm thinking some seared scallops with lemon juice and tomates provençales would go great with this. I'd serve a peach and raspberry cobbler for dessert along with some homemade whipped cream.
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