Roasted Proscuitto-Wrapped Asparagus

Ever since we stumbled across this recipe in our Jamie Oliver cookbook, it’s become our go-to favourite for guests, Sunday morning breakfasts, parties, and basically any event that involves food. Amazingly simple and incredibly delicious, it’s a must try! Either eat it as a side dish/appetizer, or dip it in soft-boiled eggs for brekky.

Image from http://www.mygourmetconnection.com

Ingredients

Proscuitto

Asparagus

Olive oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 F

Rinse the asparagus (roughly 4 stalks per person should be sufficient for a side dish) and cut off the woody ends.

Cut each slice of proscuitto lengthwise into two long strips.

Wrap each strip of proscuitto around one stalk of asparagus, starting at the bottom (wrap in a spiral pattern towards the top). Leave the tops of the asparagus exposed.

Arrange the wrapped asparagus stalks in a baking dish/roasting pan, and try to avoid overcrowding.

Drizzle lightly with olive oil (try not to go overkill here, too much olive oil will result in a soggy finished product. Still delicious, but not as pretty).

Roast in the oven for 10 minutes, if you have a good cooperative oven. If you have a wonky irrational oven like ours, roast until slightly browned and vaguely crisp, however long that may take.

Enjoy!

 

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