prosciutto wrapped asparagus.

Its ASPARAGUS season!!!!!!

Facts about asparagus: it is low in calories and carbohydrates, but relatively rich in protein compared to other vegetables. Once cub supplies only 24 calories, almost half which re derived from protein. Asparagus is an excellent source of potassium, vit K, folic acid, vit C , vit A,  vit B6, and thiamin. Asparagus is diuretic (as you all may know from that wonderful smell in your urine due to the amino acid aspargine), it is also good for arthritis.  (Healing Foods)

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches organic asparagus
  •  1 tube of your favorite organic goat cheese or your favorite soft cheese
  • 1/2 lb prosciutto de parma from whole foods
  • 1 spring organic mint leaves
  • 4 organic shredded carrots
  • 2 organic red peppers roasted and sliced into strips
  • 2 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic reduced with a little brown sugar ( or you can buy a balsamic glaze at the store!)
1. First roast the asparagus until al dente. I rubbed olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper on them. Baked for around 20  minutes at 400 degrees. 
2. Cut prosciutto into strips and lay out on a baking pan.        
3.  Spread goat cheese onto prosciutto.
4. Place asparagus, carrots, bell peppers, and the mint springs on the prosciutto.
5. Wrap around the prosciutto like a burrito and place in oven on 300 degrees until crispy. ( you can even serve these just like this without heating them!)
6. Top with a little more balsamic glaze and i added Sirracha hot sauce for  a little kick.
(roasted these on an open flame then peeled off the black parts by steaming them in a bowl with saran wrap)
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About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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2 Responses to prosciutto wrapped asparagus.

  1. Kylee Singh says:

    YUM! Om makin it tomo!

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