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Impress Your Guests with Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Impress Your Guests with Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Preheat the oven to 450º F. 

After washing the fresh asparagus, gently pat it dry and line up the asparagus spears, all facing the same direction. Then trim the woody ends off, ensuring the asparagus spears are all just about the same length. 

Pair up the asparagus spears in bundles of two to three. If you have the skinny asparagus spears, create bundles of three or four. 

Carefully slice the feta into ⅛ -inch slices and top each bundle with a slice of feta. 

Spread olive oil on the surface of the sheet pan with a paper towel to create a thin layer of oil.

Place a single slice of prosciutto flat on your work surface. Take one feta-topped bundle and place it near the top of the prosciutto slice. Fold the top part of the prosciutto slice over the cheese, then work from the bottom of the prosciutto slice to wrap the meat over the bundle. 

Repeat with remaining bundles, place each wrapped asparagus bundle on the prepared baking sheet.

Drizzle more olive oil over the prosciutto-wrapped bundles and bake for a cook time of 10 minutes, checking on the browning about halfway through. They are finished when the roasted asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is crisp. 

While the asparagus is baking, finely chop about ¼ cup of raw unsalted pistachio nuts. Toast the nuts in a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan regularly, until toasted, about 3-4 minutes. Toss the toasted nuts in a small bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch each of dried thyme and crushed red pepper flakes. Set aside. 

When the Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is cooked, carefully transfer the bundles to a rectangular serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze. Top with crumbled feta. Lastly, sprinkle the toasted, herbed pistachios over the top. 

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