Something a bit different this time. Instead of a main, I made a couple low-effort but very flavourful appetizers/starters.
I’m really into asparagus this spring, and this Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto dish couldn’t have been easier. All I had to do was wrap slices of prosciutto around the stalks of asparagus, put them on a baking tray and drizzle olive oil over them, and bake until crisp.
Simple, but elegant.*
Making the Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp was similar, but more complicated. The finished dish had a more complex flavour.
Using a recipe from the Food Network’s website, I marinated a pound of large, peeled, and deveined shrimp in a mixture of garlic, paprika, fresh thyme, and olive oil. After it had chilled in the refrigerator for an hour, I wrapped each shrimp in half a slice of bacon, put them on a baking tray, and poured the marinade over them. Then I broiled them, flipping them once, until the bacon started to crisp, about 10 minutes total.
* FWIW, “Simple But Elegant” is my middle name.