Crispy prosciutto-wrapped asparagus

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    30 min

    An extremely easy yet elegant starter. Asparagus spears are wrapped in prosciutto, then baked until crispy. A great dish to make ahead, then bake just before serving.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 16 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed
    • 16 slices prosciutto

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil, then coat with olive oil.
    2. Wrap one slice of prosciutto around each asparagus spear, starting at the bottom, and spiraling up to the tip. Place the wrapped spears on the prepared baking tray.
    3. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove, and shake the tray back and forth to roll the spears over. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until asparagus is tender, and prosciutto is crisp. Serve immediately.
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    This was the first proscuitto and asparagus recipe I ever made, and I can't say we were terribly impressed with my first attempt. The prosciutto I buy is quite thin but rather large, and I soon discovered that there was WAY too much proscuitto for each spear - it was way too salty, it overwhelmed the taste of the asparagus, and it took so long to crisp up that the asparagus got soggy. We much prefer it when I just use a very thin ribbon of proscuitto per spear, or better still, use the 'Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus' recipe on this site, which uses a thicker ribbon of proscuitto and a little blob of cream cheese per bundle of spears.(For 5 stars, simmer the spears in boiling salted water 'til they turn bright green, immerse in iced water, then proceed with the recipe. It will stay beautifully crisp and green)  -  07 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I wrapped my asparagus spears in posciutto that was smeared with cream cheese. I baked the goodies in an oven at 450 for 10 minutes and served. I wrapped the prosciutto and cream cheese around a few asparagus spears (2 or 3). It was outstanding.  -  11 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I made these for a housewarming party and all the guests raved! I did add a small dollop of cream cheese to the prosciutto as I wrapped,and this held everything together nicely. I also only used half a piece and it was plenty. Yum Yum!  -  19 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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