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Arrange the salad on a platter, and crack the Parmesan crisps over the top in large pieces. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 190 Fat 16 g Sodium 525 mg

Carbohydrates 5 g Saturated fat 4 g Calcium 190 mg

Protein 9 g Cholesterol 10 mg Dietary fiber 2 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat, 2 fat.

Asparagus Wrapped in Crisp Prosciutto

Serves 4 to 6.

Note: From the Los Angeles Times.

1 lb. asparagus, medium thickness (about 16 spears)

1/2 lb. prosciutto, sliced medium-thin, about 16 slices from the smaller end

• 1 tbsp. olive oil


Heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut off bottom 1 to 1 1/2 inches of asparagus spears and, if the spears are thick, peel them. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each spear spiraling upward, with the fatty stripe of the ham at the bottom so it creates a barber pole effect up the spear.

Line a jellyroll pan with aluminum foil and smear it lightly with the olive oil. Arrange wrapped spears in the pan and place in the oven. After 5 minutes, shake pan vigorously to turn the spears. Roast another 5 minutes and shake again. Roast until asparagus is very tender and prosciutto is somewhat crisp, about 15 minutes total. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per each of 6 servings:

Calories 86 Fat 6 g Sodium 300 mg

Carbohydrates 2 g Saturated fat 2 g Calcium 12 mg

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