Asparagus is back in season and I can't think of a better way to enjoy tender, fresh asparagus than wrapped in crispy prosciutto and dipped into rich and creamy melted brie. The perfect way to celebrate the start of asparagus season!
Serves 2 for an indulgent and delicious lunch
1 small round of good quality brie
Splash of white wine
Few sprigs of thyme
12 stalks of asparagus, bottoms snapped off
6 pieces of prosciutto
Drizzle of olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice, plus wedges to serve
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Crostini or fresh French bread to serve
Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper then place the brie on top. Cut a large cross in the brie then drizzle over the white wine. Add the sprigs of thyme and a good grinding of black pepper. Bake in the oven for roughly 15-17 minutes until the brie is melted and oozing!
While the brie is baking prepare the asparagus and prosciutto. Cut each slice of prosciutto in half, lengthwise and wrap a piece of prosciutto around each stalk of asparagus.
Heat a frying pan with a little olive oil then cook the asparagus until the prosciutto is golden and starting to turn crispy. Remove from the pan and put on a serving plate. Spritz over a little fresh lemon juice and season with a little freshly ground black pepper.
When the brie is ready carefully transfer to a serving dish and serve with the asparagus and some crostini or bread. A quick and easy decadent fondue for 2!