Baked Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

You know when somebody takes a bite of something you’ve made and after the second chew of that first bite their face goes from placid to almost kind of angry-looking? But not out of disgust… just the fact that they can’t tell you soon enough how delicious that first bite was. Well the following appy will do that to people. I saw around 8 faces do it last night at my sisters BBQ birthday party thrown by yours truly.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of asparagus (around 25 pieces?)
200 grams of prosciutto thinly sliced
(For vegetarians you could try veggie bacon?)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
grated Romano cheese
olive oil or garlic con fit (the latter is much better!)
salt n’ pepper

This appy can be prepped well in advance of your guests arriving. Just wrap with cello and pop in the fridge.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add vinegar (this will keep the colour of the asparagus green). Toss in the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes. With tongs pick them up from the big end and if they slightly bend remove from the water and place in a drainer. Let them cool for a few minutes.

Brush on your olive oil or garlic con fit and sprinkle on the salt and pepper.

Wrap each spear with a piece of prosciutto and sprinkle Romano cheese on them.

When all of your guests have arrived pop them in the oven for around 15 minutes or until the prosciutto looks crispy (but careful not to burn it!). Serve and watch your guest faces… Mmmmmm mmm good!

Quick and cute appy…

Slice up some ham and fresh pineapple. Keep the pineapple top and put it in the middle of the plate for ‘garnish’.

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