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Asparagus and Prosciutto Bundles

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“These simple little appetizers always get rave reviews. They can be made a day ahead which is something I always love when I'm preparing food for guests. From Bon Appetit.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
24
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 48 asparagus spears, thin
  • 2 12 ounces goat cheese, Montrachet, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, cut into 24 4x-1 strips

Directions

  1. Cut stalks from asparagus, leaving 2-inch-long tips.
  2. Reserve asparagus stalks for another use, if desired.
  3. Cook asparagus tips in large pot of boiling salted water until just crisp-tender, about 1 minute.
  4. Drain.
  5. Transfer asparagus to paper towels and drain well.
  6. Mix goat cheese, basil, pine nuts, water and orange peel in small bowl to blend.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Spread scant 1 teaspoon filling over each prosciutto strip.
  9. Arrange 2 asparagus tips atop filling at 1 short end of prosciutto.
  10. Roll up prosciutto, enclosing base of asparagus.
  11. Press to seal.
  12. Place on platter.
  13. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.).

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