Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus



Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus | Cooking on the Front Burner

>Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
   
Today I have a quick, easy and impressive appetizer for you.  As I mentioned yesterday, we celebrated the DIY Guy's birthday this past Sunday.  I made some of his favorites foods and tried some new ones - this happens to be something new (not old, borrowed or blue!).

For this recipe you will need:

- a bunch of asparagus, washed
- thinly sliced prosciutto sliced in half lengthwise (Trader Joe's sells a package with 8 slices)
- olive oil

That's it!  Cut off about an inch from the bottom of asparagus.  Place the asparagus at a 45 degree angle on the prosciutto and wind up to the top (leave the tops exposed as pictured).  One package made 16 spears.   Brush about 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium high until the pan is hot (but not smoking).   Place the spears in the pan and brown until crispy on all sides.  Drain a bit on paper towels.

These were really good but just to warn you they are a bit on the salty side due to the prosciutto.  I'm thinking these would be good with some sort of dipping sauce.... maybe something horseradish based.  I'll try that next time.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus | Cooking on the Front Burner

Stayed tuned for another menu item!!

3 comments:

  1. I make this too and sprinkle it with cracked black pepper - it is a great appetizer to take on a picnic :-)

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  2. I love this recipe, Deb! Do you have a trick to peeling the prosciutto off in one piece? Mine almost always rips to shred every time I use prosciutto!

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  3. I shared this one on Amazing Recipes last week-- asparagus rivals Brussels sprouts for my favorite veggies. This is a super gorgeous side dish!!!

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