I was feeling like cooking something a little more special for dinner on a recent day off so decided to do a two course dinner for Mr. CA4G and myself.
Had a cauliflower in the fridge so I knew I wanted to do a cauliflower souffle with a blue cheese sauce. That sorted out the entree.
I also wanted to tweak the pistachio crust for our upcoming wine dinner at work, so decided to crust a pork fillet with it, along with Hasselback potatoes and asparagus wrapped in Jamon Serrano. Just a quick sauce of reduced stock with a French Merlot that happened to be open.
The asparagus wrapped in jamon is nice and easy to do and makes a fancy accompaniment to a meal. simply trim your asparagus, lightly cook and then refresh in iced water. Remove once chilled and the dry on paper towel. Lay your slice of jamon (or proscuitto) out fold in half along the length, place asparagus at one end and roll tightly. Place on lightly greased oven tray and bake until jamon crisps up and asparagus is hot. My rolls had 6 spears in them.
Sometimes a little treat of a two course meal at home is called for and this hit the spot.
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