Saturday, May 2, 2009

asparagus and prosciutto rolls

I made these little asparagus and prosciutto rolls today, which don't look too tempting in the picture (bad light!) but BB said were delicious and made up for his (imagined) hemlock poisoning. This is a lovely combination of textures and flavours - melted cheese and salty ham, contrasting with crunchy asparagus and crispy garlic pastry.

2 garlic cloves
2 oz/55 g butter
8 thin asparagus spears
2 oz/55 g parmesan cheese, grated
8 sheets filo pastry
8 thin slices of prosciutto
1 lemon to serve

1. Crush and finely chop the garlic, add to the butter in a pan and melt over a low heat. Remove from the heat and leave for 10 minutes to allow the garlic flavour to infuse then pass through a sieve. Trim the asparagus.

2. Brush each filo sheet with the garlic butter and double over. Sprinkle with the cheese then lay a slice of ham and an asparagus spear across and roll up. Brush with more garlic butter. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden at 230°C/450°F. Cut into 2 inch/5 cm lengths and serve with lemon.

1 comment:

Blair said...

wow! Those look and sound amazing! What a perfect summer appetizer. I am definitley going to have to make this for my next dinner party!