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Salmon Wrapped Asparagus

I know, when you hear “something wrapped” it’s usually bacon or prosciutto. Meet their lighter, healthier seafood cousin. Perfect for appetizer parties, the big game, or in my case Game of Thrones. Easy, quick, and delicious!

My guess is when you hear about something “wrapped” it’s bacon related. Bacon wrapped scallops, dates, etc. Well, here is the healthy (but still yummy) alternative- salmon wrapped asparagus. It’s equally stackable and super easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for the oven to preheat. Enjoy these hot or cold!

Best for: when you’re on point to bring apps and want to dazzle the crowd with minimal effort; alternatively, when you have a feeling nobody else is bringing something healthy, but don’t want to bring the boring veggies and dip.

INGREDIENTS

1. 1 bunch asparagus, ends broken off (roughly 20 – 25 spears… a multiple of 3 is ideal)

2. Drizzle of olive oil

3. Pinch of kosher salt

4. Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

5. Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

6. 4 – 6 oz smoked salmon

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 400˚F.

2. Break the ends off the asparagus. A good rule of thumb is to break one – then line the others up and cut off all the ends according to where the first broke.

3. Place the asparagus on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle or spray the spears w/ olive oil. Next, sprinkle with salt and pepper. For those who want a little kick to the dish (me), sprinkle your red pepper now as well.

4. Roast the asparagus until cooked — but not too long, since you’ll want them still firm. Roughly, about 10 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes off the baking sheet.

6. Once the asparagus spears have cooled slightly, wrap 3 speakers together with a slice of smoked salmon. Repeat with the rest of asparagus spears and salmon slices. This is why I initially suggested a number of asparagus spears divisible by 3, but 2 or 4 would also work.

Enjoy!

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