Asparagus with Prosciutto and Parmesan

Asparagus with Prosciutto and Parmesan
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  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 (3.5-ounce) package prosciutto, chopped
  3. 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  4. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  5. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. Garnish: freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto; cook, stirring constantly, until crispy, 2 minutes. Remove prosciutto from skillet, reserving drippings in pan.
  2. Add asparagus to pan; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until vinegar evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with prosciutto, and garnish with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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