Brilliant Italian Dishes You Haven't Tried Before
No fettuccine alfredo or penne alla vodka here. Each of these recipes—for Italian "sushi," roast chicken with a serious kick and more—offers a fresh approach to the beloved cuisine.
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Sushi by Way of Parma
This genius appetizer from Suzanne Lenzer's new Truly Madly Pizza
stars barely blanched asparagus that's tangled up with baby greens, lightly dressed in lemon and olive oil, and rolled up in prosciutto and sliced just like a California roll. It's supereasy to throw together; just make sure you start with prosciutto that's cut into fairly even rectangles. If it's tattered or torn, you won't be able to get the chiffon-thin sheets to layer well.
Get the recipe: Prosciutto with Asparagus and Arugula