Mouth-Watering, Almost Healthy, Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Mouth-Watering, Almost Healthy, Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

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Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is a thing of beauty. You get the good feelings of eating healthy, green asparagus, plus you get the salty satisfaction of crunchy prosciutto.

Asparagus can be an acquired taste, but anything with a side of cured pork is yummy.

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Prosciutto can be purchased pre-sliced or you can get it sliced by your local butcher. Not all prosciutto tastes the same. Different brands taste different even if they were cured for the same amount of time. We suggest you try different brands to see which one you like the best. (We have purchased ours from Costco as well as from the deli at Safeway.)

If you aren’t a fan of prosciutto but you like bacon, you can use that instead. It is has its own merits that we will discuss in a future post.

 

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 16 asparagus spears
  • 8 slices prosciutto

Instructions

  1. Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Place a rack on the pan.
  3. This keeps the asparagus out of the fat drippings.
  4. Trim the asparagus to remove the tough ends.
  5. Cut prosciutto in half, long ways.
  6. Wrap prosciutto starting below the leafy top. Wrap at an angle so the whole spear is covered.
  7. Turn on broiler to high.
  8. Broil for 3 minutes.
  9. Turn and broil for 3 more minutes.

Notes

These get cool in a hurry, so cook them right before you are ready to serve.

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