This #homemadeMonday is for the asparagus lovers in this community. If you love this green veggie but are tired of always frying it, here´s some inspiration for you. Visual taken from the almighty Pinterest and recipe adapted by me, these puff pastries not only look yummy, but they also taste amazingly! Whether they´re for a dinner party you´re throwing, a birthday or a picnic in the park, they are light and delicious. The original recipe was using prosciutto and a different type of cheese. I wanted to substitute the prosciutto with chicken breast ham and the heavy cheese with a light feta, which I always felt is the perfect complement for asparagus. By now you might also have noticed that I don´t usually make my own dough, so I bought it pre-made. This is what came out.
(for four pastries)
230g puff pastry dough
250g fresh green asparagus
8 slices of ham
50g feta cheese
a tbsp olive oil (I used the truffle flavoured one)
salt, pepper and oregano
1. If you kept the dough in the fridge, take it out for about 10 minutes before using. Use this time to preheat the oven at 220 degrees and to prepare your asparagus.
2. Cut off the tail of the asparagus, leaving it about 10cm long. You can throw the tails away or use them for something else. Put the asparagus in a bowl and add the salt, pepper, oregano and olive oil. Mix the whole thing well to have the asparagus well seasoned.
3. Cut your dough into four equal pieces. I opted for a round dough, but you can just as easily use a rectangular one.
4. Take the ham slices and place two of them on top of each dough piece. Next, add the asparagus on top of the ham, dividing them equally amongst the four pieces.
5. Finally, crumble the feta cheese on top of the asparagus pieces.
6. Fold the dough as you would fold a diaper on top of the filling and add to the oven for about 20 minutes. Once they´re done, let them cool for 5 minutes before enjoying them by themselves, or with some sauce.