Asparagi con prosciutto
Asparagus wrapped in Parma Ham
should I make it?
This is a great dish to make
when Asparagus are in season but also a great dinner party starter dish
that can be made at any time of the year.
If making for a dinner party,
you can do some of the preparation in advance so that it's ready just
to be put in the oven when your guests arrive.
How long will it take?
Allow about 20 minutes in total.
What ingredients do I need?
portion you will need:
- A small
bundle of Asparagus (about 4-6 depending on size)
or 3 slices of Parma Ham
such as small bunch of cherry tomatoes on the vine
Salt & Black Pepper
oil & Parmasan (optional)
Can I use any alternatives if I
can find certain
You can obviously use any garnish you wish, maybe just a few mixed
leaves or rocket. You could also use an alternative cooked ham very
finely sliced such as a Spanish Jamon.
preparation do I need to
do / what can I
do in advance?
If making for a dinner party, you could proceed to the end of step 2 and leave the
remaining steps until your guests arrive.
are the main steps?
the think base of the Asparagus and blanch in boiling water for a
couple of minutes, remove and refresh under cold water.
the slices of ham around the bundles of Asparagus and place in lightly
oiled oven proof dish.
asparagus bundles into oven at about 200 degrees for about 10-15
minutes or until asparagus are fully cooked
with garnish, drizzle of olive oil and a few shavings of fresh parmasan
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