Thursday, January 23, 2020

Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus Bundles from Essie Lang, author

I'm trying to add more green veggies to my winter menu. I don't know why I find it so hard to come up with recipes but mainly, I guess, it's because I'm not in love with veggies. There, I've admitted it.

But, I do happen to love asparagus, even when it's out of season, like now. So,  this is a great way to add some salty, tasty extra flavor when preparing winter asparagus. And, it's so, so simple. That's always a prerequisite of mine.

What you'll need: 

1 bunch asparagus, washed and ends broken off
1 package prosciutto
olive oil
Panko crumbs
Freshly ground pepper

What to do:
1.  Preheat oven to 375F.
 2.  Sprinkle olive oil over the asparagus, add some freshly ground pepper,  and then bundle some asparagus spears together. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around to hold them together. There's no need to anchor the bunch in any other way. No ties, no toothpicks. Just prosciutto!

3.  Place the bundles on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

4.  Add Panko crumbs to suit your taste on top of each bundle.
5.   Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus and how crisp you prefer them.

Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Does the prosciutto get crisp?
    This sounds like a winner.
    Roasted asparagus are wonderful.