Sunday, April 20, 2008
Appetite for Appetizers - Roasted Asparagus & Genoa Salami
The 99c only Stores produce section keeps expanding to include such delicacies as asparagus. The Chef got this 2 pound bunch for 99 cents. Take that congomerate grocery chains!
Roasted asparagus retains the crunch that steamed asparagus lacks and wrapping it in paper thin sliced Genoa Salami makes a great party appetizer.
I picked up small 4.5 ounch packs of Genoa Salami for 99 cents -- although salami from your favorite deli averages out the same pricewise.
1 bunch (about 2 pounds) of asparagus
2 packages of thin sliced Genoa or Hard Salami (or your favorite deli salami - about 8 ounces)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut or snap off tough ends of asparagus (about 2 inches) and discard. Arrange asparagus on roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil then salt and pepper to taste. Roast asparagus in preheated 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes (depending how thick asparagus stalks are.) Remove from oven and wrap each spear with a slice of Genoa Salami after asparagus has cooled for a couple of minutes.
Coming next, a new video. The Chef is pleased as pecan pie to welcome his Mom into the kitchen to prepare "Mom's 99 Cent Jambalaya." Be sure to bring along your appetite.