Monday, February 6, 2012

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto and Puff Pastry

Ingredients:

asparagus spears, washed, dried and trimmed
paper thin prosciutto cut in half lengthwise
thawed puff pastry
olive oil

Directions:

Remove puff pastry from freezer and allow to sit for 10 minsPreheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchement paper.

Wrap half sloce of prosciutto around each asparagus spear.
With a pizza cutter, slice the puff pastry into 1/2 wide strips.
Wrap puff pastry around the asparagus.
Arrange wrapped spears in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until asparagus is tender, prosciutto is crisp and puff pastry is golden brown. Serve immediately.


Note: Prosciutto is salty enough, so you don't need to season with salt.
You can brush the puff pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with garlic powder and parmesan cheese.

Tags: asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and puff pastryrecipe, puff pastry prosciutto wrapped asparagus, asparagus prosciutto recipe, asparagus prosciutto appetizer

47 comments:

  1. Wow! I make often asparagus wrapped in prosciutto but never had it this way. I am sure my family would love this. Great post!

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    1. Marina give it a try, it is a very elegant appetizer, great for any party and it's very easy to prepare. Try it with parmesan cheese on top. yummm

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  2. I saw this on Pinterest- so glad to see it's actually do-able!

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    1. Holly it's a siple simple recipe. In 10 minutes you can wrap the prosciutto and the puff pastry around the asparagus and that's it, bake it and your appetizer it's ready to serve. Easy.

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  3. This looks great! I love the presentation!

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    1. Elpiniki thanks so much for the comment. This time I wrapped them with puff pastry from end to end like a spiral, sometimes I just put a wide piece of pastry around the asparagus, like a ring. That looks fancy too.

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  4. This is great for a dinner party. This is definetely a keeper!

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    1. Alida, everybody will think that you stayed all day long in the kitcken to prepare them. We know the truth, it takes just a few minutes to prepare them and than you pu them in the oven. Delicious.

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  5. oh, I love this idea. thanks for sharing...now I can't wait for our asparagus to come on!

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    1. Dmarie thanks for the comment. I love this appetizer, and I think with asparagus from your own garden it is going bo taste much much better.

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  6. congratulations lovely blog, great recipe, I'll follow you and look! good Sunday

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    1. Le ricette di Nini thank you for following my blog. It makes me happy to know that you like it.

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  7. a good idea for eat asparagus :_)

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    1. Gunther thank you, this is a great idea and I am so happy you like it. Give it a try.

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  8. Awesome food styling, looks really delicious!

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    1. It looks like I spent a lot of time in the kitchen, but the truth is you buy the puff pastry, the prosciutto and the asparagus and in a few minutes you have an awesome appetizer. Thank you for the nice comment :-)

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  9. Vegetables--check, protein--check, bread--check, pretty much a complete meal all in one nifty little package!

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    1. Terri You are right, actually you can serve it by itself, or as an appetizer. I made this for dinner, I wanted something light and I had all the ingredients at home. Just defrost the puff pastry and in no time you have your dinner, or appetizer, or side dish :-)

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  10. That sure looks like the perfect appetizer; love it. Thank you for your visit.
    Rita

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  11. An elegant looking presentation, it looks delish.

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  13. What a great appetizer that I have to try. I'm looking forwad to following and seeing your future posts!

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  14. What an interesting recipe. It/they look delicious. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  15. mmm this is really a delicious, quick and easy recipe!

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  16. WOW, this looks absolutely delicious:)

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  19. What a simple yet delightful appetizer :). Love your earlier posts too. You have a very nice selection of recipes and I would definitely be coming back for more :).
    Thanx for stopping by at my space.

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  20. wow...absolutely yummy & inviting
    new to your space
    lovely space you have
    happy following you..:)
    do stop by mine sometime

    Tasty Appetite

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  21. These look seriously amazing- i think my kids would love them too!

    xo em

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  22. ¡Hi Anita! I'm Cristi, from El Hornillo de Cristi.
    I'm glad to meet you.
    I like your blog and I will be here to read your recipes.
    Sorry for my English...
    Kisses
    Cristi

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  23. Dear lord, this looks so good! Definitely something I would eat as an appetizer at a party!

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  24. Those are a great appetizer or even a snack!

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  25. That is one awesome party starter..:)) Looks lovely though..
    Thanks for sharing..
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    Reva

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  27. Hi Anitha ,

    This is really a delicious,

    quick and easy recipe!

    I love your presentation!

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  29. WOW, Looks heavenly amazing :)
    Good to come back, I miss this place :D

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  30. looks lovely and delicious...mouthwatering!

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  31. Hi Anita, all three of your blogs are so lovely, and well arranged. Can't imagine how you could possibly keep up with all of them. I used to have two blogs, and have dropped my previous one soon after I started 'foodandthrift'...which actually started out as a 'thrift finds' blog.

    Love your clever, and creative asparagus snacks. Puff pastry is so versatile...so many yummy things can be made with them! Bookmarking this recipe...thanks for sharing, and for following my blog!

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  32. this looks great! i'll be sure to try this one day!

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  33. What a stunning appetizer. I bet it gets rave reviews from guests too.

    Happy weekend.
    Sam

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  35. Hi,Anita! This is my first visit to your kitchen and I find a delicious and original recipe. It makes the perfect dinner for me. I'm staying so that I don't miss anything. Besos.

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  36. I know this is good with the prosciutto but puff pastry wouldmost probably make it over the top great. Super love this recipe of yours:)

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