Thursday, February 12, 2009

Good times

About once a month my Mum and I have an all appetizer dinner. We call them our "tidbit parties." I make 3 or 4 different appetizers. We turn on some good music. In the summer we do them outside under the electric stars and sometimes friends or family will join us but in the chilly months it's mostly just us two.

This super easy, weight loss surgery friendly appetizer is a perfect addition to a "tidbit party" menu.

Shelly's Prosciutto-Wrapped Roasted Asparagus

24 Asparagus Spears (thinner the better)
8 slices Prosciutto di Parma, sliced thin (find in Italian Delis, better Supermarkets, Trader Joe's)

Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus. Wrap 3 stems with a slice of prosciutto, and roast in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.

We serve them with Shelly's Feta & Onion Dip or Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce.

Variations: smear the prosciutto with cream cheese before wrapping asparagus. Short on time? This appetizer is also yummy uncooked.

It's also a pretty elegant breakfast served with soft-boiled eggs for dipping. Perfect for me since I don't do toast.

Shelly's Feta & Onion Dip

1/2 cup Fage Greek Yogurt (I use 2%)
1/4 cup Tomato Basil Feta Cheese, crumbles
1 Tablespoon storebought Pesto
2 Green Onions, diced
a few twists of Black Pepper

Whiz all ingredients in a mini food processor till well combined.

More Eggface recipes like this:
Shelly's Bacon-Wrapped Pesto Shrimp
Shelly's Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets
Shelly's Scallop and Shrimp Scampi Skewers

Other Eggface appetizers.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I hadn't thought of these in a long time. We used to make them alot. We sprinkle ours with freshly grated Romano cheese before baking. YUMMY. Thanks for always making delicious suggestions.

Jeannine (jeanninev on OH)

Anonymous said...

I just found your site this week and have to say I am in LOVE with it. I had RNY surgery on 1/6/09. I love food network and don't want to give up my love of food and cooking. As I was browsing through the site I am wondering if you have a main page link to a listing of all the recipes you have made - sort of a quicker way for us newbies to find all those yummy treats?

mandy said...

If you are using the whole grain products like oat meal, whole grain pasta, just few for the mentioning, your body will work more swiftly, much healthier and with minimum residues. You will soon begin to malfunction if you are heavily relying on sugar and whites.

Anonymous said...

I have just found my new best friend. You are wonderful. I just had gastric sleeve surgery on 2/4/09. I am so looking forward to getting on with my life with sensible food. Your blog is a blessing to me just knowing that food in the future is possible.
Mary Ann

mm said...

One of my faves. I order this when we go out. :)

Donna said...

Yummm! Now I NEED some asparagus! I saw Ellie Kruger make them with smoked turkey deli meat around 1 spear and roast them up and we love them that way. Now I want to try them your way!

MN Mommy said...

I made these tonight for dinner for my whole family. I made the greek yogurt pesto sauce to go with. OMG! For a change, EVERYONE ate their veg! And the sauce was the biggest hit with my 1 1/2 year old. I love your recipes and use them all the time. Thank you for being you!