Sunday, April 21, 2013

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

This one is super easy!

Its a great appetizer or side for dinner parties and it also doubles as a quick greens fix when you are feeling overwhelmed by meat (even though this still includes meat). I never really liked asparagus until I tried it roasted in olive oil. It is as simple as cutting the asparagus out and just cooking the asparagus in the tablespoon in olive oil. If you are are on a budget, try switching the prosciutto out for normal deli ham.

And, for a little more flavour add parmesan cheese to the mix. Sprinkle grated parm over the cooked asparagus.

I recommend eating your delicious asparagus as soon as possible after removing the from the oven. Or, plating them for a second time afterwards so that the remaining olive oil will not make your asparagus soggy.

Below are the directions to make one serving (one prosciutto wrapped asparagus) for four people. You make as many servings as needed by increasing the asparagus spears and prosciutto at a three to one ratio.

- 12 asparagus spears
- 4 pieces of prosciutto
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil

1. Pre-heat oven to 400F.
2. Trim asparagus.
3. Wrap three asparagus with one pieces of prosciutto. I like to cut the pieces of prosciutto in half, length wise and use the two halves to wrap the asparagus.
4. Coat each in olive oil.
5. Once the oven has pre-heated cook for 7 minutes.
6. Flip asparagus and cook for 4 minutes.

Nutritional Information (it makes 4 servings)
Calories: 70
Total Fat: 5.11g
Carbs: 1.8g
Fiber: 0.9g
Sugars: 0.6g
Protein: 5.1g