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This has to be one of the easiest (yet most popular with guests) appetisers I have ever made. It takes 5 mins to prep, has only 3 ingredients and just needs to bake in the oven for 15-20mins.
Preheat the oven to 180C and then prep the asparagus – I like to snap the ends off them as I find they break easily where the tough part of the spear ends so you don’t get the woody, stringy bit to eat, but you could always just trim them with a knife, about half an inch or so above the cut end.
Then slice each piece of prosciutto in half lengthways and wrap along the length of the asparagus (I start on a diagonal and twist the asparagus so that the prosciutto winds itself all the way down the spear.) This bit doesn’t have to be too neat as the prosciutto will shrink and crisp up as you cook it so it doesn’t matter if some of the prosciutto is a bit loose.
Lay the prosciutto wrapped spears on a baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and pop the tray into the oven for 15-20mins, depending on the size of your asparagus spears.
They’re done when the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is crispy. If you aren’t certain they’re done, you could always test one to make sure! 😉 (chef’s bonus!)
These go down so well at a party or gathering (I served them as an appetiser at a BBQ and everyone loved them!) They’re salty, crispy and perfect as a canapé as they’re not too heavy and won’t fill you up. You could serve them with a dip like a salsa or a pesto but I honestly don’t think they need anything as they’re so tasty on their own. Best of all (apart from vegetarians and vegans obviously) they’re perfect for all allergy specific diets. They’re SCD, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, Clean-Eating…the list goes on (just make sure you buy prosciutto that’s just pork and salt – with no added sugar.Oh and make sure you make way more than you think you’ll need – at least 3 per person! They’re very moreish!!!!! Have a go and let me know what you think of them!