Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2013
The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life, a campaign dedicated to educating consumers about the latest in olive oil industry news, shares a recipe for prosciutto-wrapped roasted asparagus with spicy Tapenade aioli prepared with Tuscan olive oil.
With Christmas around the corner, people are finalizing their Christmas dinner menus and this quick and easy appetizer recipe is a perfect finger-food to have at any holiday party.
The ingredients needed for this recipe include 16 medium trimmed asparagus, 2 tablespoons of Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, 2-3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese, a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, and 16 thin slices of prosciutto.
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Then, in a large bowl, toss asparagus with olive oil, making sure stalks are coated well. Mix in cheese and pepper in a pie plate and roll the coated asparagus in the cheese and pepper mixture. Wrap each stalk tightly with one slice of prosciutto. Place prosciutto-wrapped asparagus onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave a little room between each stalk. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the asparagus and prosciuttos are crisp, and serve with spicy Tapenade sauce.
To make the spicy Tapenade sauce, you will need1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of pitted, finely chopped kalamata olives, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of lemon zest, and crushed pepper flakes to taste. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. Then serve with the cooked prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.
Flavor Your Life, a campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.