Here’s a great appetizer or side dish that you can make in 20 minutes flat.  Wrap asparagus spears in prosciutto with a little dijon mustard and roast in the oven until just crispy.  Serve the great looking bundles hot or cold topped with a little balsamic vinegar or squeeze of lemon.  Check out the recipe and how-to video:

A little dab of Dijon mustard adds a nice kick.

A little dab of Dijon mustard adds a nice kick.

RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 bundle large asparagus (bottoms removed)
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & cracked pepper

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash asparagus and snap or chop tough bottom section (usually the bottom third).
  3. Lay out  1/2 piece of thinly sliced prosciutto and place 3-4 asparagus spears in center
  4. Dab asparagus with dijon mustard and wrap prosciutto around asparagus spears creating tight bundle
  5. Place bundles on foil lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, zest of lemon and salt and cracked pepper
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until prosciutto and asparagus begin to crisp
  7. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar or lemon juice and serve bundles hot or cold