Monday, September 19, 2016

Prosciutto, Green Bean & Provolone Appetizer

By: The Food Hunter

Let's talk about an easy to make appetizer that has an explosive flavor. Crunchy green beans and tangy sharp provolone wrapped in salty prosciutto topped with a spicy mustard sauce is just that. Slightly adapted from a Mario Batali recipe I saw online, this appetizer uses a few of my favorite things and offers a taste like nothing I've ever had.


Prosciutto, Green Bean & Provolone Appetizer
(adapted from Mario Batali)

2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound fresh, thin green beans, trimmed
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
16 slices prosciutto
8 thin sliced pieces of sharp provolone cheese
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, preferably Grade A
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Drizzle the 2 tablespoons of oil on a rimmed baking sheet, then arrange the beans on the oil in a single layer. Season them generously with salt and pepper. Roast for about 10 minutes or until the beans begin to wrinkle and turn brown. Let them cool.

Lay the prosciutto slices side by side on a clean work surface, with the short ends facing you. Place 1 slice of provolone cheese and 1 green bean over each, then roll away from you to create bundles. Arrange them on a platter.

Whisk together 1/4 cup of oil, the maple syrup, mustard and vinegar in a small bowl, until smooth.
To serve, arrange bundles on a plate and top each one with some sauce.

22 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun twist on prosciutto wrapped asparagus for anyone who isn't an asparagus lover. Great idea!

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  2. I love quick, simple appetizers that can be thrown together for last minute company. This looks like just the ticket!

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  3. Yum, sounds like a lovely appetizer!

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  4. I have made something similar with asparagus and bacon instead! SO GOOD!

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  5. Love this easy and delicious appetizer!

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  6. Great appetizer idea and I love the bright colors!

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  7. I love proscuitto, and have made an asparagus version- but I love the idea of green beans instead! I know not everyone is an asparagus fan so this will definitely be a crowd pleaser!

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  8. These definitely sound like something I'd love. Saving to try soon!

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  9. Love the idea of a maple & mustard sauce. Green beans are probably my favorite veggie and when you add prosciutto & cheese, I'm in. Thanks.

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  10. These sound terrific, I love the flavor combo here!

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  11. Sometimes the easiest appetizers are just the best!

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  12. Not only are they exploding with flavor, they're a nice presentation too. Great recipe!

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  13. Prosciutto is a staple in our house. Love how you've used it here!

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  14. This would be a delicious afternoon snack as well as an appetizer. I love all the ingredients here!

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  15. I love wrapping appetizers in Prosciutto! these would be a hit around here

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  16. Very creative! I agree with another commenter that this would make a great afternoon snack!

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  17. Loved following your trip! Glad you are back!

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  18. This looks yummy & interesting! I've been eating salami wrapped mozzarella balls (I don't know the Italian name for their size - these are smaller) drizzled with olive oil & spices lately as an appetizer. I'd love to try this soon!

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  19. This is the perfect appetizer. So much flavour in each bite.

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