Capocollo Wrapped Asparagus
Easy Asparagus RecipeI am really trying to bring amazing flavors in with the low carb and keto diet. I like good food. Ok, really I LOVE good food. Eating good food is important to me, I am a foodie and boring foods are not something I typically enjoy. I also do not like foods that take me forever to make. I know it sounds super odd that I want what would seem to be opposites. However it is so easy to make recipes that are booming with amazing flavors that are also easy and not to time consuming. Capocollo Wrapped Asparagus With Balsamic Reduction is one of them! Looking for more easy side dish recipes? Check these out!
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What is Capocollo?I am sure some of you are probably wondering what the heck, Capocollo is. It is a meat that I know most people do not eat on a regular basis. However it is sooo good and you can find it in your local grocery store! Capocollo is a traditional Italian pork cold cut that is dry cured, and typically sliced very thin. It is a similar to prosciutto, but the difference is prosciutto is brined and Capocollo is dry cured. It is perfect for eating on the Keto diet, that has loads of amazing flavor.
How to serve with Capocollo Wrapped AsparagusWhen you are making this keto wrapped asparagus recipe it works well as a side dish or as an appetizer. If you like bacon wrapped asparagus then you will enjoy this Capocollo wrapped asparagus as well. When making Capocollo Wrapped Asparagus With Balsamic Reduction it is a must that you use a homemade Balsamic Reduction. The stuff you buy in the store, is no where near as good as what you can make at home. Plus it is SUPER easy to make homemade Balsamic reduction, and really quick to make too.
Asparagus as an AppetizerWrapped asparagus also makes a flavorful easy prep appetizer. Just cook them and then serve them on a serving platter. Looking for more Low Carb appetizers? Check these out!
What to Serve with Wrapped AsparagusThe great thing about asparagus is that it goes with so many main dish recipes as a side dish. You can serve it for a fancy dinner party or for a week night dinner and just about any meat dish you make will go along well with it. If you are looking for ideas of main dishes to serve with wrapped asparagus here is our quick list.
- Grilled Steak
- Baked or Grilled Salmon or any light fish
- Grilled and baked chicken
How to Trim AsparagusRinse the asparagus under cool water. Bend one of the asparagus pieces until the bottom snaps off. This is how you figure out what is the woody and that needs to be cut off. You can break off each end of each spear or you can lay the piece down on top of the rest of the bunch of asparagus and chop off about that same amount. Toss the asparagus ends and cook the spears.
How Much Asparagus?When it comes to asparagus the size has a lot to do with the weight. One pound of fresh asparagus equals 30 to 40 small, 20 to 30 standard or 12 to 18 large untrimmed spears. So when you are shopping look for the middle sized ones. When you are talking about Capocollo each slice is roughly half an ounce. Depending on the size of your asparagus you may need to adjust how many slices of Capocollo you use and calculate the nutrition information a little bit based on what you are using.
Capocollo Wrapped Asparagus With Balsamic Reduction Ingredients
- olive oil
- balsamic reduction
How to Make Capocollo Wrapped Asparagus With Balsamic Reduction
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Trim the woody ends off the asparagus.
Gather three spears of asparagus together and wrap a slice of capocollo around the middle of each bundle of asparagus.
Drizzle the oil over the asparagus. Season the asparagus with the salt and pepper.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the asparagus is tender.
Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the bundles.
Capocollo Wrapped Asparagus With Balsamic Reduction
- 1 pound asparagus roughly 18 spears
- 3 ounces slices capocollo 6 slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Trim the woody ends off the asparagus.
- Gather three spears of asparagus together and wrap a slice of capocollo around the middle of each bundle of asparagus.
- Drizzle the oil over the asparagus. Season the asparagus with the salt and pepper.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the asparagus is tender.
- Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the bundles.
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