Grilled Fresh Asparagus with Pancetta, Pepato Cheese, and Herbs
Pancetta, pepato cheese and herbs make this dish an irresistible combination of spicy and savory.
- 1- 1/2 lbs jumbo or extra-large fresh asparagus, trimmed
- olive oil, as needed
- 2 Tbs grated pepato cheese (Romano cheese with peppercorns) or plain Romano
- 3 oz thinly-sliced pancetta or 3 slices bacon, cooked crisp, then crumbled
- 1 Tbs chopped Italian (flat leaf) parsley
- 1 Tbs shredded basil
- 1 Tbs shredded mint
- Generously coat asparagus spears with olive oil. Grill over medium-hot heat. Turn frequently, until asparagus is lightly browned and tender-crisp, about 6 minutes for extra-large and a minute or two more for jumbo. Arrange on a warmed serving platter.
- Sprinkle with cheese, pancetta, and herbs.
Calories from Fat 61 (59%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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