Monday, November 14, 2011

Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks

Perfect Pairing:  Wheat Thin Crunch Stix, Honey Wheat Flavor

Prosciutto wrapped breadsticks are the perfect thing to serve alongside a cocktail as your guests arrive for a dinner party.   The breadsticks are coated in a cream cheese mixture that has lemon, chives, garlic, and parmesan.  Then the sticks are wrapped in paper thin slices of salty prosciutto and peppery arugula. They are crunchy and creamy, savory yet slightly sweet, and full of flavor.
The Perfect Pairing for this appetizer is the new product, Wheat Thin Crunch Stix in Honey Wheat.  When I went to the store to buy the ingredients I was planning on getting the long skinny breadsticks that are often referred to as Grissini.  They were nowhere to be found at my store, so I decided to try out the new Wheat Thin Stix.  While I wish they were a little bit longer, I loved the flavor.  They had the characteristic sweet flavor of traditional Wheat Thins which was perfect for this recipe.  I call it a happy accident!

Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing

·         8 oz cream cheese, softened (I used a combination of fat free and light)
·         Zest and juice of one lemon
·         1 garlic clove, chopped
·         ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
·         2 Tb chopped chives
·         Salt and pepper
·         Thinly sliced prosciutto
·         Arugula leaves
·         Skinny breadsticks
In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese and next 4 ingredients, through chives.  Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper.  Lay out one piece of prosciutto and top with arugula leaves.  Spread cream cheese mixture onto breadstick and wrap with arugula and prosciutto.  Top with freshly ground black pepper.


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