Well, we are 10 days into 2012 and I don’t feel any different. Do you?
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and to exercise more. I am back at my aqua fit classes at the gym and have stocked up on healthy food. When I think of healthy food I think of fresh vegetables and fruit, fresh cheese, great flavours and bright colours.
This is one of my favourite recipes for a simple, tasty appetizer. In the past I was more likely to serve prosciutto with cantaloupe or honeydew melon; that is until I tried this combination. I love tasting the salty prosciutto as I bite into the sweet roasted asparagus.
Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
Makes 6 servings
12 asparagus stalks, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 paper-thin slices of prosciutto, halved lengthwise
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Peel the bottom half of each asparagus. On a heavy baking sheet, toss the asparagus with oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
Wrap each asparagus stalk with one piece of prosciutto, exposing the tips. Arrange on a platter and serve at room temperature.
Recipe from the Everyday Italian Cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis