This easy asparagus prosciutto appetizer is my favorite appetizer! Not only because it tastes delicious but also because it is quick and easy to make.
When asparagus is in season, it is such an inexpensive vegetable in the spring. Asparagus is also a nice change from the regular winter veggie rotation.
You will love this asparagus salad with feta cheese if you enjoy asparagus! It's a simple recipe that can be used as a side, an appetizer, or lunch.
Asparagus is in season in the spring. It's the best time to buy this vegetable!
Asparagus only stays fresh for a few days. This is how I keep it fresh. Make a new cut on the bottom and then place it in a container with a little water in the bottom. This does keep it fresh. If keeping longer than a day, change the water daily!
Asparagus - the best size is a medium type thickness. If you are buying thin pencil-sized asparagus, you can double them up!
Prosciutto - This is an awesome Italian deli meat.
Parmesan cheese (fresh) - optional garnish at the end.
Preheat oven to 450 F.
Cut off the tough ends of the stock. The thicker the stocks, the more you need to cut off.
Take the prosciutto and wrap each asparagus stock in it. You want to try to get thin prosciutto. You don't want to cover it thickly. If you have really thin asparagus, use two and wrap them together.
Start wrapping under the tip part. If your Prosciutto falls apart, it's ok! Just keep rolling it around your stalk.
I usually cover my pan in tinfoil (to save on cleanup) and then put some parchment down. Then you don't get the darker, more cooked marks on the prosciutto on the pan.
Place in a 450-degree preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes. Cooking time can vary a minute or two because your asparagus stocks are thick. The asparagus will be nice and green, and the prosciutto will look cooked and crunchy.
Either wrap in plastic or place in a well-sealed container. Refrigerate for a maximum of 3 days. These do not freeze well.
This is a vegetable that is in season in the spring. Pricing and nutritional value are always best when you buy vegetables in season.
Try this delicious asparagus salad with feta cheese!
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Easy Asparagus Appetizer
- 1 lb asparagus medium sized stalks
- ½ lb prosciutto I trim the really fatty part off
- ¼ cup parmesan optional - finely grated
- Preheat oven to 425 F
- Trim hard stalks off bottom of asparagus
- Wrap each asparagus with prosciutto
- Optional parmesan cheese may be added
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes. You want the asparagus to be slightly crunchy and bright green. The prosciutto will look crunchy and will tighten around the asparagus.
- Serve hot.
Oh my gosh, this is good! Yum! Enjoy.
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**Originally published April 15, 2014