Recipe : Asparagus, prosciutto and baked goat cheese………

A simple supper of delicious ingredients, perfect for two.

Ingredients :  A bunch of asparagus, washed, trimmed and peeled.  10 slices of Italian Prosciutto ham or similar.  Clove of garlic sliced into matchsticks.  A sprig of thyme.  160 grams of Saint Marcellin soft goat cheese or similar.  Crusty bread to accompany.

Asparagus washed    Asparagus chopped and peeledd    Asparagus peelings 2

Blanch the asparagus in boiling salted water until just tender.  Stud the goat cheese with the garlic matchsticks and a few thyme leaves and bake at the top of a pre-heated oven (180C/ gas Mk 4) for 10 to 12 minutes until warmed through and turning golden. When the asparagus has cooled slightly wrap each spear in half a slice of prosciutto.

Serve with salt, pepper, the baked cheese and a hunk of crusty bread and a good Sauvignon Blanc  – wonderful!

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