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From our Tasting Room Wine + Food Pairing: Summer Bush Beans with Soffrito & Crispy Proscuitto

Cakebread Cellars Wine + Food Pairing


1/2 lb. yellow wax beans, cut in 1-inch segments
1/2 lb. Blue lake beans, cut in 1-inch segments

4 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced

2 yellow onions, minced
2 sweet red pepper, minced
1 T. white wine vinegar
3 T. olive oil
salt and pepper


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook beans in batches until tender. Remove from the water and stop the cooking by placing in a bowl of ice water. Drain and reserve.

Preheat oven to 350˚F. For the prosciutto; lay slices between 2 pieces of parchment paper on a sheet pan. Set another sheet pan on top. This will help the prosciutto to lay flat and cook uniformly. Place in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes until prosciutto is crisp. Reserve.

To make the soffrito, combine the onions, red pepper and olive oil in a small skillet with a pinch of salt. Place over medium heat and cook until vegetables have cooked down and are soft, about thirty minutes serving occasionally.

To serve, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the soffrito to the pan and the beans. Toss beans with the soffrito and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with crispy prosciutto.

Enjoy with a glass of Cakebread Cellars Cuttings Wharf Chardonnay.