Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

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like me strawberry cheesecake parfaitsProsciutto Wrapped Asparagus is one of those dishes that looks fancy and impressive, but is actually super easy and quick to make. It works well as a side dish, as an appetizer, or as a nice side dish at a potluck meal.

What is prosciutto and what do I do with it?

Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham. It’s not smoked, but it’s quite salty and slightly sweet, rich and very thinly sliced. Prosciutto is very similar to serrano, except serrano is Spanish. Prosciutto has become so popular in recent years that it is quite easy to find in many grocery stores.

Once you start experimenting with ham, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to incorporate into a variety of dishes.

Make Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Seriously, it couldn’t be easier to make this tasty dish.

  1. The asparagus have to be prepared. Give it a quick rinse, pat dry, then chop up the tough, woody ends of each asparagus.
  2. Divide the bunch of asparagus into 8-10 smaller portions and wrap each portion in a piece of prosciutto. If the spears are the size of my little finger, I usually wrap about 3 asparagus spears in a piece of prosciutto. If they are smaller, I use 5-7 spears for each piece of prosciutto.
  3. Mix olive oil, salt, pepper, and minced garlic and drizzle over wrapped asparagus bundles.
  4. Pop it in the oven until the asparagus is tender but not too mushy, and voila!

My husband likes this prosciutto wrapped asparagus because the prosciutto gives the green vegetables a nice bacon flavor. My kids like it because the asparagus bunches are wrapped in little packets that they can easily pick up. Sandwiches are always attractive. And I like it because it is very easy and healthy. Hopefully, one of these reasons is compelling enough for you to try.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

katie wells

Delicious and healthy asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a drizzle of olive oil and garlic.

preparation time 10 minutes

Time to cook 10 minutes

Total Time twenty minutes

Course Appetizer, Side

Kitchen room Italian

portions 6

calories 123 kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • Wash the asparagus and dry them. Cut off the tough, woody ends of each asparagus.

  • Divide into small bunches. I usually divide a bunch of asparagus into 8-10 smaller ones.

  • Wrap each small bunch of asparagus in a piece of prosciutto.

  • Place on a baking sheet or large baking dish.

  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  • Drizzle asparagus bundles with olive oil and seasoning mixture.

  • Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the prosciutto starts to crisp up and the asparagus is bright green. Check that the asparagus is tender (not mushy!).

  • Let stand for two minutes and serve immediately.

grades

These cute little packets make a fun side dish for kids or a fancy snack. They can even be assembled ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalcarbohydrates: 3gramProtein: 3gramFat: elevengramSaturated fat: twogramPolyunsaturated fat: onegramMonounsaturated fat: 7gramTrans fat: onegramCholesterol: 7milligramsSodium: 266milligramsPotassium: 178milligramsFiber: twogramSugar: onegramVitamin A: 571UIVitamin C: 5milligramsCalcium: twenty-onemilligramsIron: twomilligrams

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