Maybe you did not know this before, but asparagus is considered an aphrodisiac. It is featured in a lot of aphrodisiac meals, but this one is just elegant. Serve this as an appetizer with a complementary glass of wine and you're well on your way to a very romantic meal!
16 asparagus spears, trimmed
125g ball mozzarella, sliced into 4
8-12 slices prosciutto
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
a small bunch basil, finely shredded
salad leaves to serve
Blanch the asparagus for 2 minutes then refresh under cold water. Cut each mozzarella slice in half and sit both pieces on top of 2 spears of asparagus. Top with 2 more spears then wrap the asparagus in prosciutto so the mozzarella is enclosed (you will need 2 or 3 strips).
Heat a little olive oil in a pan, then carefully fry the parcels until the prosciutto has crisped and the mozzarella oozes.
Whisk together the olive oil and vinegar and add the basil. Serve each parcel with salad leaves and a little dressing drizzled over.