Friday, March 26, 2010

Simple Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


Asparagus is one of the first vegetables available in spring. Crisp, mellow, and juicy. It makes a good side dish for easter brunch/lunch/dinner. Simply drizzle with olive oil, seaon with salt and pepper, and roast. But add a little prosciutto, and asparagus becomes everyone's favorite vegetable. In this recipe, I omitted any salt because the prosciutto is already considerably salty.

Simple Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Serves 4 to 5

1 bundle fresh asparagus
1 lb prosciutto
2 tbsp olive oil

1. Set oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Cut each slice of prosciutto in half, length-wise. Wrap one half slice of prosciutto around the middle of each asparagus spear, leaving one to two inches on both ends unwrapped. Drizzle with olive oil and spread evenly on a baking dish. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes, until the asparagus is tender.

9 comments:

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Asparagus is so good, and this is a favorite way to eat it too!

Sook said...

What a great idea to enjoy asparagus!

Sophie said...

I so love green & but also the more special white asparagus because that's what Belgium is also famous for,...

I so love this easy yet so tasty dish! Yum!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Saw your profile on cook eat share. You have a wonderful blog. Look forward to following you here.

Tristan said...
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Tristan said...

Pocky sticks for the more refined palate =) Healthier and looks tastier too!

Natasha said...

CCR, Sook, Tristan,
glad you guys agree with me on how to eat asparagus!

Sophie,
This summer I'll be on the lookout for white asparagus. Got to try it!

Lazaro,
Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope you find more posts you like.

N.

Marina said...

how did i miss this one!! looks sooo good!

Natasha said...

Marina,
Better late than never. Good to know you like this so that I can make it for you when you get here. ;o)