Asparagus and Mozzarella Parcels with Prosciutto recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

In this recipe, tender asparagus spears are topped with mozzarella and wrapped in prosciutto, then fried until crisp and served with a super zingy dressing. Perfect for dinner parties or if you want a little something special for lunch.

Ingredients

  • 16 asparagus spears
  • 1 large mozzarella ball
  • 16 slices smoked prosciutto
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. oil

Directions

  1. Snap the woody ends of of the asparagus. Slice the mozzarella into 4 thick slices, then slice each of those in half.

  2. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, then add the asparagus. Simmer for two minutes, drain through a colander and then run a cold tap over the spears. Pat dry. Top 2 asparagus spears with a slice of mozzarella, then wrap with 2 slices of prosciutto. Continue until you've used all of the ingredients.

  3. Cook the asparagus parcels in 1 tbsp. oil until crisp and the cheese gooey. Make the dressing by whisking together olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. To serve, arrange 2 parcels on some salad leaves, then drizzle with dressing.

If you like, for a different take on the dish, use smoked bacon instead of prosciutto or smoked mozzarella cheese if you can find it. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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