Asparagus wraps with balsamic dressing
These quick and easy wraps of tender asparagus wrapped in tasty speck or Parma ham make a lovely starter or great spring canapés.
PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 190˚C/170˚C FAN/GAS 5
Snip the woody ends off the asparagus and rinse under running water.
Wrap a slice of speck round each asparagus spear and line up the asparagus in a roasting tin.
Roast for 8-10 minutes, turning over the wrapped spears once during cooking.
Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by beating together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a small pinch of sea salt.
Drizzle the dressing over the asparagus and serve.
You can prepare the asparagus wraps and dressing in advance and refrigerate, covered with cling film, until ready to roast.
These moreish wraps also make delicious spring canapés, served with a separate side of balsamic dressing.
If you can’t find speck, Parma ham is a good substitute.