fancy dinner out a few weeks ago. Many people simply toss it in some oil and vinegar, add a little s and p and eat it as salad. I wanted to take it up a notch by throwing it on a pizza with some goat cheese and prosciutto, yeehaw! It's really quite easy and there is something satisfying about using a potato peeler to make long curls of asparagus. Try this pizza today, you won't regret it!
1 recipe pizza dough (I like the one from this recipe, but choose your favorite)
1 bundle of asparagus
2-3 oz. proscuitto, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic (about 1 clove)
2 oz. goat cheese (or more if you like)
salt and pepper
Begin by preparing your pizza dough. The recipe I use needs to be made in advance but you could also use a premade crust to make it even faster.
Heat pizza stone in oven at 500 degrees. If you don't have a pizza stone you can make your pizza on a baking sheet.
Don't worry about cutting off the ends of the asparagus. Instead, use that part to hold onto as you draw the peeler away from you to create thin strips of asparagus. There will be some thicker and some thinner strips. Don't worry, just go for it!