Yield: 10 to 12 servings

 

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
½ pound fresh medium-size okra, halved lengthwise and seeded
6 slices prosciutto
Olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 


2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, lemon zest, seasoned salt, and red pepper, mixing well. Fill okra halves with approximately 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture, being careful to avoid overfilling.


3. Stack prosciutto, and slice lengthwise into 3 strips; cut each strip in half. Wrap prosciutto around stuffed okra, allowing prosciutto to overlap. Place okra on prepared baking sheet. 


4. Bake until prosciutto is slightly crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately.