Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus

"These are great. asparagus can be blanched ahead"
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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the asparagus, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Drain, and when the asparagus is cool enough to handle, wrap each spear with a slice of prosciutto.
  • Brush the spears with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Set the grill on medium heat, and cook the asparagus for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until the prosciutto is marked.

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  1. My goodness, do NOT put your asparagus into a pot of boiling water! Just take a normal fry pan or saute pan and put just enough water in to barely cover the asparagus; then bring to gentle boil, and let it go for no more than 2 minutes. This is called blanching and your asparagus will be perfectly cooked. Drain and proceed but leave out the salt. Prosciutto is very salty on it's own.
  2. Awesome and sophisticated. Definitely skip the salt. I sprinkled olive oil and pepper and BROILED for about 10 minutes. It looked and tasted gourmet. This the the second recipe I've ever given 5 stars. Yummy!!!
  3. One of my favorite ways to eat asparagus. I skip the salt, prosciutto is very salty, and I use an olive oil mister to spray both ends of the asparagus.
  4. Because I'm following the Keto way of eating and because prosciutto is not in my budget, I've made these using deli sliced pastrami and roast beef. Also spread herb flavored cream cheese on the sliced meats before rolling up with asparagus. Delicious! ??
  5. this is such a great recipe.. I used all the ingredients but i didn't pre-boil the asparagus. I just wrapped the prosciutto around the asaparagus and sprinkled lightly with pepper and olive oil. then i preheated the oven to 450 and roasted for 5-7 minutes.... they came out perfect!!! all my guests were very impressed!!! they tasted amazing!!! thanks for sharing such a simple yet elegant recipe!


  1. I have been making a variation of this recipe for years. I like to wrap individual spears for appies or a group of 3 as a side dish. I do blanch the asparagus and make a bunch (on tin foil lined baking sheets) ahead so I can just pop the tray in to broil just before serving. I like to spread Borsin (herb/garlic) on the prosciutto before wrapping - and definitely skip the salt! Very popular dish!!
  2. I have made this for years, as it is one of my husband's favorite dishes. Unless the asparagus is very thick I usually don't bother blanching. I do however spread the procuitto with cream cheese (often mixed with minced garlic and a little pepper) or just mayo for extra flavor and to help it adhere better. An easy side dish suitable for a special meal.
  3. Very easy yet elegant side dish. Perfect blend of flavors--brushed with rosemary oil instead of plain olive..topped with toasted pistachios. will def make again!


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