Humble asparagus gets upgraded to an elegant side dish in this easy to prepare recipe. It’s a great accompaniment to a romantic dinner for two, or a holiday meal.
If you’re not a fan of asparagus you must try roasting it! This is the only way I will eat it and your family will love it too. If you can’t find prosciutto, bacon is always a fine substitute ????
- 1 bunch of asparagus spears
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- thin sliced Prosciutto
- cooking spray
Line a baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray.
Trim the bottom 2-3″ from the asparagus spears and discard. Rinse the asparagus and pat dry, then drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Cut the prosciutto into 2″ strips. Wrap several spears together in a strip of prosciutto and lay the bundles on a baking sheet.
Roast for 20-25 minutes at 400º, and transfer to a warm serving dish.
Notes ♪♫ The bottom part of the asparagus stalk is tough and stringy, so although I hate to throw anything away I find it best to sacrifice the lower 2-3″. Just use a sharp knife to cut through and discard the lower stalk.