Thursday, April 4, 2013

asparagus prosciutto egg and home made noodle sheets

Spring is here and so many good things are starting to happen in the garden. One of the first vegetables to popup out of hibernation is the asparagus and the hens are in full swing laying eggs.  With these welcome taste of spring I was inspired to make this dish of asparagus with prosciutto, poached egg and home made noodle sheets.

This is really a simple combination of ingredients. The noodle sheets are made from a simple pasta dough and instead of cutting the dough into slender noodles, I cut them into small rectangles. Blanch the asparagus in a little salt water, poach an egg, add a little thinly sliced prosciutto and finish it off with olive oil, salt and pepper. Once you break open the egg, the yolk will add rich creaminess to these wonderful spring time flavors

For the pasta:

210g semolina flour
3 lg egg yolk room temp
1 lg egg room temp
1 tsp olive oli
11/2 Tbls water

Mix all ingredients and blend in a mixer with a paddle attachment for five minutes. Gather the dough together in a ball, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes at room temperature. Roll the dough through a pasta machine or hand roll. Cut into 3 inch by 5 inch sheets. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until tender.

For the asparagus:

Bring a pan of salted water to a boil and blanch asparagus until just tender. Remove from water and cool. 

For the poached egg:

Bring a pan of water to a boil, turn heat off and gently drop an egg in the water. Cover and let cook for about 3 minutes. Remove egg with slotted spoon.

For the prosciutto:

A couple of slices of a delicious prosciutto

Assemble everything on a plate or in a bowl and enjoy!


  1. This looks simple and delicious! I love the idea of noodle sheets, so much easier than noodles or other shapes.

    1. Thank you, I just learned how to make noodles and it's rather fun!

  2. A complete meal by itself looks fabulous! Thanks for your visit and for your lovely comment!

  3. I just pinned. And had my first real Spring foodgasm of the season. I LOVE the simplicity and seasonality of this dish. SO going to make in the very near future. Is it dinner? Is it breakfast? Who cares! EAT IT! :)

    Thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I hope to see you again this week with more seasonal & real food posts. Thanks! xo, kristy

    1. Thanks Kristy, this is an easy and fun dish. Everything wrapped up into a single dish. Enjoy!

  4. Kathy,
    This looks so simple and so fresh. I look forward to making it! Do I do anything special to the prosciutto or just layer it onto the plate?

    1. Hi Kirsten,
      You don't need to do anything special to the prosciutto, just place it where ever you like. Thanks for visiting!