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Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus

Now this is the perfect one for those who aren’t big fans of veggies! The Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus brings some saltiness and texture to the asparagus. An easy side dish that is very colourful to add to your menu!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

It can be eaten by itself or become an accompaniment to one of your main dishes. Asparagus can be quite bland in flavour or too mushy depending on how its cooked. However with this recipe, by using the oven even just for 15 mins, you get a slight crunch and smokiness from the prosciutto.

This is also perfect for meal preps for the week! You always want to have some veggies to go with your chicken, fish or beef, and asparagus can be very versatile. It can be paired with any meat dish or even other vegetarian options.

Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus

The Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus was made to accompany our Rosemary and Garlic Roast Chicken dish. Not only is it delicious but it brings a pop of colours to your table. We used some of the cherry tomatoes from the Chicken dish add that festive touch to the Asparagus.

Because this recipe is so simple and easy, your can re-create this recipe with as many asparagus and bacon as you need for the number of people you’ll be serving.

Click here to check out our Festive menu and table setting for even more inspiration!

Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus

Course: Something Sweet, DessertDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • Asparagus – as many as you need

  • Prosciutto or Parma Ham slices

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 180C and line sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminium foil
  • Wash the asparagus and pat dry, cut off the tough ends
  • Using a knife or peeler remove the top skin layer on the ends where it’s a bit tougher, this will help in removing the tougher skin of the Asparagus that is very hard to eat
  • Slice the prosciutto in half down the length making long strips
  • Wrap the Prosciutto around each Asparagus or if small you can wrap bunches of 2-3 asparagus together, make sure to tighten towards the end and make it snug so it doesn’t unwrap itself
  • Drizzle Olive oil
  • Sprinkle 2 pinches of salt and pepper or to taste 
  • Place in the oven for 15-20 mins checking every 10 mins, the asparagus will be ready once it turns a slightly darker and brighter green and the Prosciutto will have browned and crisped up on the edges
  • Using a fork, it should go in easily throught the asparagus 
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