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.