Roasted Asparagus with Tasso
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 ounces tasso or other smoked ham, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots
- 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Parmesan shavings
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the tasso and cook, stirring constantly, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shallots and cook until just softened, about 1 minute. Add the asparagus and toss to coat. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to a roasting pan or baking dish.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 2002