Daily Archives: 2 May 2017

2017 Cookery Project — Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Something a bit different this time. Instead of a main, I made a couple low-effort but very flavourful appetizers/starters.

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

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.*

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

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.


Star Wars Meet(s) the Beatles

The iconic 60s rock album meets the iconic 70s movie, in the mash-up you never knew you needed.

The album, titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, comes from Palette-Swap Ninja, which is a collaboration between keyboard player and digital drummer Jude Kelley and singer/guitarist Dan Amrich. They describe it as a “geek-culture parody project”.

They’re releasing it just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, on 25 May 2017, and the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, on 1 June 2017.

Download the full album, free at Palette-Swap Ninja.