How to Make Canape of Filo Wrapped Asparagus

Delicate filo pastry with asparagus served with shavings of parmesan cheese.

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 12 asparagus spears (trimmed)
  • 3 sheets of phyllo dough
  • 1 3/4 ounces (50 grams) butter (melted)
  • 1 1/3 ounces (40 grams) parmesan (grated)
  • Salt
  • Iced water

Steps

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    Pre-heat your oven to 220 °C (428 °F) or gas mark 7.
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    Blanch the asparagus. Sprinkle salt into a saucepan of boiling water. Add the asparagus spears and boil for about 30 seconds (or until the water boils again). Use the slotted spoon to remove the spears from the water.
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    Cool the asparagus down. Transfer the spears into a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking process. Wait for about 1 1/2 minutes and then move them onto a tray covered with paper towels to drain completely.
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    Prepare the filo (or phyllo) pastry. Use the damp tea towel to keep the pastry moistened. Take one sheet of pastry and lightly brush with melted butter. Cover with a damp towel and repeat with the rest of the pastry sheets. Try to get rid of all of the air pockets as much as possible while brushing. Turn the stack over and brush lightly with butter. Sprinkle the entire surface with grated Parmesan cheese.
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    Cut the phyllo. Use a knife and cut the sheets first across (making three sections) and then cut down horizontally (making four sections). You'll get 12 squares in total.
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    Roll the asparagus. Take an asparagus spear and one pastry square. Place the spear on the square, leaving the spear tip outside of the pastry. Roll the asparagus and pastry together like a cigar. Repeat this for all of the spear pieces. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on the tops.
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    Bake. Place the wrapped asparagus spears onto a large baking tray. Place in the center of the oven for about 7 to 10 minutes.
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    Serve. Serve this appetizer hot or cold.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Use different kinds of meat like ham or turkey, or different cheeses in the roll.

Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan
  • Brush
  • Slotted spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Damp tea towel
  • Tray
  • Paper towel
  • Large knife

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug - Original source of information, shared with permission

Article Info

Categories: Party Snacks