Monday, December 27, 2010
Baked Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto
thin asparagus spears, washed, dried and trimmed
paper thin prosciutto cut in half lengthwise
cream cheese (optional)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with olive oil.
Spread prosciutto slices with cream cheese (optional).
Wrap half prosciutto slice around 2 or 3 asparagus spears. Arrange wrapped spears in a single layer on a medium baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove, flip once to brown both sides. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until asparagus is tender, and prosciutto is crisp. Serve immediately.
Note: Very simple and easy to prepare ahead. I wrapped the asparagus ahead of time and only had to pop it in the oven at the last minute to get it ready to serve. You can drizzle it with lemon juice before serving.
Prosciutto is salty enough, so you don't need to season with salt.
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