Brie and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Mustard Lake Trout with Brie and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus - an easy and delicious mealInspiration: An easy and delicious appetizer or side dish, Brie and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus are sure to please any guest.

We have just returned home from a weekend away at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in beautiful British Columbia. We have been fortunate to spend a couple of ski weekends in the mountains this winter and for this weekend, we chose to rent a lovely ski-in ski-out chalet with  three other couples and divvy up the meal responsibilities (we were in charge of one breakfast and one dinner).  

I must say that we have our work cut out for us next year, as everyone brought their A-games to breakfast, lunch and dinner! Our recipe planning may take all year, but I think that Brie and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus has a good shot at being on the menu next year.

Highlights of the weekend, in no particular order:

  • Lunch time Caesar’s at the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant on top of the ski hill.
  • Japanese mayonnaise being spread on bacon at breakfast. Can you say “heart attack waiting to happen”?
  • “Shredding the gnar” on the Bowl Over run.  I must admit that it was a tad bit steep.
  • Inadvertently bringing the same breakfast ingredients as another couple, creating an unplanned egg mcmuffin cook-off.
  • Spending the weekend with great friends.

Brie and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
 
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The creamy brie complements the salty prosciutto perfectly. These Brie and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus double as an appetizer or a side.
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Side
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 18 spears of medium asparagus*
  • 9 slices of prosciutto
  • 4 ounces of brie or camembert cheese**
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and trim the asparagus.***
  3. Cut the brie into 20 thin (1/8 to ¼ inch) slices.
  4. Cut each slice of the prosciutto lengthwise into 20 slices.
  5. Take one piece of brie cheese and wrap it around an asparagus spear. Then tightly wrap one piece of prosciutto around the brie.
  6. Arrange wrapped spears in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  7. Season generously with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until asparagus is tender.
Notes
* Medium to large asparagus spears (approximately the diameter of a finger) work best for this recipe. If you only have small asparagus spears, wrap the brie and prosciutto around two or three asparagus spears instead of one.
** I find the brie easier to work with when it is cold. When soft, it is extremely creamy and difficult to cut into slices.
** Need a tip on how to do this? See my post How To Trim Asparagus

Great served with Mustard Lake Trout!

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