Sunday, 6 January 2013

Prosciutto and Provolone Wrapped Asparagus

We had some prosciutto wrapped asparagus this summer at a friends house when we went over there for dinner and it was delicious! We were browsing at the Italian market and I decided to make this dish, but added a twist of my own, provolone cheese!!

This turned out amazing.. it was a great little appetizer, perfect prelude to a nice pasta dinner! If you've had prosciutto before you know it can be very salty. I've included a bit of salt to the coating I gave my asparagus, but I love salt, so if you don't like it as salty just eliminate it from the asparagus coating.

12 Asparagus stalks
12 pieces of thinly sliced provolone cheese
12 pieces of thinly sliced prosciutto
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
A dash of salt
A dash of oregano

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Start by putting the asparagus into a large bowl and drizzle it with EVOO. Add in a dash of oregano and a dash of salt (since prosciutto is already very salty, you can eliminate this salt if you don't like it that salty). Make sure the asparagus is very well coated.

Wrap each stalk of asparagus with one piece of provolone cheese, then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the asparagus and provolone.

Lay on a baking sheet side by side and bake for about 15 minutes in the oven. Let sit for a minute or 2 before transferring to a tray and serving.



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