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Old 03-23-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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T&T - Asparagus Bundles (w Variations)

Posted an asparagus appy idea for a wine & cheese party for Ella Earth Hour Wine & Cheese Party. Thought I'd share this easy appy, w you all. Basically, it's asparagus wrapped w prosciutto, but you can change it out to suit your taste.

Preheat your oven to about 400- 425. Line a baking sheet w cooking-sprayed foil. Rinse/clean your asparagus & bend/snap off the ends. In a mixing bowl, combine asparagus drizzled w oil/evoo, fresh lemon juice, s&p. Place asparagus on your baking sheet in a single layer & roast for about 10 - 15 minutes - just until crisp tender. Let cool.

Cut/slice your prosciutto into about 1" wide slices. Smear about a tsp of mascarpone or cream cheese on the prosciutto, or wrap a slice of provalone around the asparagus - you can go with a few pencil aspargus for a bundle or use one reg size spear. (A nice presentation is to use some green & some white asparagus.) Place the prosciuitto at a diagonal around the the asparagus & roll up.

I like to take a few green onions/scallions (w the white part cut off), and roll several times around the asparagus bundles & tie. You can refrigerate & serve chilled or at room temp. Serve on a platter of butter lettuce, and drizzle w balsamic - sprinkle the dish with toasted pine nuts if you wish.

A nice accompaniment - serve w devilled eggs and/or smoked salmon on the side. Another idea - roll the asparagus spears in thin slices of smoked salmon.

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Old 03-23-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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Wow, that sounds great Amy... always looking for new and different recipes for asparagus.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Wow, that sounds great Amy... always looking for new and different recipes for asparagus.
This is so delish, hope you give it a try.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:59 PM   #4
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I do this same thing *amy* except I smear the prosciutto with goat cheese and drizzle it with a red wine vinegar, evoo, dijon, and chive concoction.
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Amy, thankyou!....that's a wonderful recipe and shall keep it, but.....I'm only doing cheese trays, with crackers and breads....maybe some nuts and dried fruits.....making it easy on myself....don't want to have to cook ANYTHING!!!!.....lol.....
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You guys are making me hungry!
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I used to do this as well, but instead of Balsamic, I used Good Seasons Italian. Really tasty stuff. I but it would be even better if I used the Balsamic Viniagrette I posted on Goodweed's thread about salad dressings.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:27 PM   #8
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Thanks, Allen. Will have to check out your balsamic vinaigrette. Next time, will try wrapping 'em in thinly sliced salmon & winding the scallion around the bundles & tie -- or wrap a piece of fillo 'round them and bake.
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Wow, that sounds great Amy... always looking for new and different recipes for asparagus.

If you're looking for more 'sparagus, bumped into an au gratin w mascarpone & bread crumbs. Let me know if you're interested.
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If you're looking for more 'sparagus, bumped into an au gratin w mascarpone & bread crumbs. Let me know if you're interested.
I'm interested
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