Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus


This dish is a delicious and easy way to dress up some simple asparagus. The salty prosciutto pairs perfectly with the slightly sweet and grassy asparagus, and the whole thing is wrapped up in a neat little package that’s easy to eat. You can make these ahead of time and reheat them, or serve them cold. They’re perfect as a side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Wrap each piece of asparagus with a slice of prosciutto, starting at the bottom and spiraling up.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes, or until asparagus is tender.

Description

These prosciutto-wrapped asparagus are a simple but elegant dish that’s perfect for entertaining. The asparagus is tender and slightly sweet, while the prosciutto is salty and savory. The whole thing is held together with a drizzle of olive oil, making it a tasty and healthy option. These can be served hot or cold, and make a great side dish or appetizer.

Potential changes & improvements

If you’re looking for a bit more flavor, you could try wrapping the asparagus in bacon instead of prosciutto. You could also add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese over the top before baking. For a bit of heat, try adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the asparagus before wrapping.

What other food it works well with

These asparagus would also be delicious wrapped in ham or smoked salmon. You could also try them with a sprinkle of goat cheese or blue cheese before baking. Serve them with a light salad or some roasted potatoes for a complete meal.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is not trimming the asparagus before wrapping. This can make it difficult to wrap and can result in uneven cooking. Be sure to trim the asparagus so that the spears are all about the same size. Another mistake is not drizzling the asparagus with olive oil before baking. This will help to keep them moist and prevent them from drying out.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 spear

Calories: 20

Fat: 1.5 g

Saturated fat: 0 g

Unsaturated fat: 0 g

Trans fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 2 mg

Sodium: 105 mg

Carbohydrates: 1 g

Fiber: 0 g

Sugar: 0 g

Protein: 1 g

Allergens: none


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