Friday, July 31, 2009

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Looking for a simple and tasty hors d'oeuvre to serve up at your next dinner or cocktail party? These Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus spears are perfect for such an occasion! They are delcious with the fresh and crisp asparagus, delicately wrapped in salty prosciutto, with just a touch of chives to add another layer of flavour. These little babies taste wonderful, look beautiful, and can be prepared in advance, giving you more time with your guests!
Note: I did not provide specific amounts for the ingredients as it varies depending on how many guests you have. Simply use your judgement.

asparagus spears, stalks trimmed
olive oil
thin prosciutto slices
fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper to season

1. Toss asparagus in olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Roast in a 400ยบ oven for 4 minutes, or until tender but still crisp.

2. Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper. Let asparagus cool slightly. Wrap each spear of asparagus with a thin slice of prosciutto.

3. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with chives.


Anonymous said...

These look delicious! My asparagus never come out quite right--I boil them so that might be why. I'm definitely going to try baking them like you have in the recipe.

Pretty Zesty said...

you could wrap almost anything in prosciutto! Well done!

Danielle said...

Foodnfit: this is the first time I tried raosting asparagus and they turned out great! Normally I steam them though for only about 3 minutes and they are perfect. When you boil them they continue cooking even after they are removed from the water.

Kris: Thanks these tasted deeeeelish!

Shelby said...

looks divine!

apparentlyjessy said...

I am learning to like certain vegetables I used to loathe, olives and asparagus are on the list, I love the classy look the prosciutto gives these asparagus spears!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

mmm, that looks really good! i love asparagus!

Claudio Kezen said...

Just beautiful, and probably delicious! Great job!