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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Ingredients

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1 pound fresh asparagus
3/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus can be enjoyed anytime of the year with this simple recipe.

  • 25 min
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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There seems to be this idea that asparagus is only to be enjoyed during the summer months, but I am here to tell you that couldn’t be more false.  Asparagus is perfect for all seasons, all nights of the week, and all different kinds of meals. One more fun fact: when paired with prosciutto, asparagus has never tasted better. I made prosciutto wrapped asparagus as a side dish the other night, and it was gone before the main course was even touched. Not sure if prosciutto is for you? If you love bacon, it is. Take a look at my recipe for prosciutto wrapped asparagus and whip a batch up to partner with your next steak, seafood, or chicken dish.

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Most prosciutto can be found in the deli section at your local market, or you might find it pre sliced and packaged in the specialty foods or even bacon section. As far as olive oil, you are free to use any type of olive oil. Just use what you have on hand. If you don’t have any, even basic vegetable oil will do. Only use fresh asparagus for this recipe as canned will be too soft to wrap.


So how can I explain these? They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They are the perfect combination of an earthy vegetable and a savory and salty meat. They look fancy, but can be enjoyed with any meal. Easy to make and easy to eat, they might just become your next favorite!

Give these delicious prosciutto wrapped asparagus a try. They sure are a wonderful combination of two tasty ingredients.

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Steps

1
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Begin by cleaning the asparagus well with cold water. Remove about ½ an inch of the ends with a knife. This is typically the white, tougher part of the asparagus that doesn’t taste very well.

2
Done

Sprinkle the asparagus with pepper. DO NOT add salt as the meat is salty enough.

3
Done

Take the thin slices of prosciutto and begin wrapping it around the asparagus. It will not cover the entire asparagus, so wrap in the middle as opposed to at the end. Wrap tightly. The fat in the meat will help it bind to the asparagus and you shouldn’t need to secure it.

4
Done

Place two tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and heat until nice and hot. You want it to sizzle!

5
Done

Add your asparagus to the oil. They will start to sizzle and fry. Use tongs to gently turn the asparagus so the sides all cook evenly. The meat should start to brown and a light crust will develop.

6
Done

Once all of the sides are golden, remove the asparagus from the heat and place on a paper towel to dry. Then serve warm.

Katie Femia

Katie Femia

Katie is the owner of The Homespun Hydrangea, and runs a blog under the same name. She can usually be found out and about scouring thrift stores, with a diet soda in one hand and vintage linens in the other. Always seeing the glass half full, she loves finding new uses for old objects, crafting with her two daughters, and teaching others how to see past the trash and to the treasure.

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