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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus – baked with Noble cheese
Serve it as an appetiser, side dish, a light lunch or finger food. A full platter would look beautiful to take to friends. And for a luxurious breakfast, dip in soft boiled eggs instead of toast soldiers.
This simple recipe avoids any tricky problems by baking it under a cheese and ground almond mix. Any cheese will be suitable as long as it has a strong yet gentle flavour.
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For those of you who find parmesan too strong, try aged hard cheeses.
I grated the cheese using a zester to get a fine grade of cheese. If you use a standard cheese grater, the results won’t look as delicate but could still be used.
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus can be cooked in the oven or on the bbq.
Mix the strong cheese and almond meal/flour in a small cup.
Cut the bottom inch from the asparagus spears then place into a large saucepan.
Add enough boiling water to just cover the asparagus, bring to the boil for 2 minutes. You want the asparagus to remain slightly crunchy, but not raw, in the middle.
Remove from the heat and drain.
Place a prosciutto slice on a chopping board and place 2 asparagus spears diagonally on top.
Sprinkle a little of the cheese mix across the asparagus and drizzle with a little cream then roll up. Place in the baking dish.
Repeat with all the other prosciutto slices and asparagus spears.
Once they are all lined in the baking dish, sprinkle the remaining cheese mix.
Bake at 180C/350F for 15 minutes, or until golden and the cheese has melted.
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