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Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

This elegant appetizer has graced my dining table / kitchen island many times for random dinners, special celebrations, and holidays over the years. As the entertaining season approaches, it's great to have tried and true recipes to turn to and I hope you enjoy these as much as my guests have.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: corn-free, dairy-free, easy, egg-free, fast, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegetables
Servings: 6
Author: ness

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound asparagus spears (stalks trimmed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 6 to 8 slices of prosciutto (paper-thinly sliced, and halved length-wise)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Snap the ends off the asparagus and place on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and toss until evenly coated. Roast asparagus for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness (less time for thin stalks). Allow to cool until cool enough to handle.
  • Wrap each spear with a slice of prosciutto (or two spears if very thin). Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and serve.
Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis