1 lb of asparagus with ends cut off
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons of smoked salt (or just plain salt)
Fresh ground pepper
Preheat oven to 425F.
Arrange asparagus in a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto:
12 Asparagus with ends cut off
12 slices of prosciutto di parma
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 oz feta cheese crumbled
Boil a large pot of water with plenty of salt in it. Set up a large bowl with cold water and ice cubes and set aside. Blanch asparagus for 2-3 minutes in boiling water, remove and immediately place it on ice cold water to stop cooking.
Pat asparagus dry with paper towels. Wrap each in a slice of prosciutto. Drizzle olive oil , sprinkle fresh pepper and feta cheese on top. Keep it refrigerated till serving.