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Recipe Thursday-Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Appetizer, Recipes

If you are looking for an easy make ahead appetizer for a dinner party try Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto. This simple appetizer offers a lot of flavor in each bite. The fresh roasted asparagus is a perfect vehicle to enjoy prosciutto through!

Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Prosciutto Asparagus Hometown Provisions

Yield 6 Servings
1 pound asparagus (about 19 stalks), trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil (992055)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (991861/CQP065)
6 to 8 paper-thin slices prosciutto, halved lengthwise (110050)
1 ounce Romano cheese (775575)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Snap the dry stem ends off of each asparagus and place on a heavy baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss. Roast until the asparagus is tender, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.

Wrap each asparagus with 1 piece (about 1/2 a slice) of prosciutto, exposing tips. Arrange on a platter, grate Romano over asparagus and serve at room temperature.

Recipe adapted from Giada de Laurentiis

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