Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Just in time for Mother’s Day! This amazing Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus recipe makes a great appetizer to start any meal.

“When in doubt, always remember KISS (keep it simple sweetheart)”.  ~ Words of wisdom from my Mom

When asked what my cooking style is the word that immediately pops to mind is simple. Fresh ingredients and easy preparation are key when I am in the kitchen.  But by no means do I settle for bland and boring!

Simple, by definition, means easy to understand and not complicated.  For me, the greatest challenge when cooking is to find ways too highlight the individual tastes and textures of my ingredients.  This is not always easy!  Sometimes, what I think will work well together ends up a muddled mess.  The flavors end up getting lost or completely overpowering the dish. Those are the moments when I am reminded that my mom knows best and I should have just kept it simple from the start!

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Keep it simple!

This recipe epitomizes my version of “simple” cooking.  Each ingredient has its own unique flavor and texture that blends seamlessly with the others.  Broiling the asparagus lets the stalks stay crisp and juicy which compliments the salty-sweetness of the prosciutto. Adding honey is the finishing touch to caramelize and seal in the flavors of the meat.  The fact that it only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook means that you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your food!

A couple of quick tips: 

Wrap the asparagus in a spiral fashion starting just below the leafy tip.

Wrap the asparagus in a spiral fashion starting just below the leafy tip.

  • Keep an eye on the asparagus while in the broiler.  The edges will be browned and charred when you remove but you do not want them to burn.
  • Make sure to keep the asparagus stalks separated while baking.  If they are too close or touch, they will steam and you will loose the crispiness.
  • If serving as an appetizer, be prepared to make more!  They will be snapped up quickly!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 5 stalks

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 10 stalks of fresh asparagus, washed with ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbs grapeseed oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 10 thin slices of prosciutto
  • 1 Tbs honey

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat broiler. Set rack on the top shelf in your oven, approximately 4-6" below the flame.
  2. Place asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with grapeseed oil. Use hands to toss, making sure that all stalks are evenly covered. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and transfer to a clean plate.
  3. Wrap each individual stalk, starting just below the leafy tip, with a slice of prosciutto. Place wrapped stalks back on baking sheet, making sure there is 1/2" space between each stalk.
  4. Once all stalks are wrapped, drizzle prosciutto with honey.
  5. Broil for 3 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and flip all stalks. Return to oven and broil for an additional 3 minutes. Prosciutto will be crisp and brown.
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Bon appetit!

 

 

About Betsy Milne

Hi there, I'm Betsy, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and your dedicated wellness guide. I believe that life is about finding balance. It is not meant to be lived with lists of restrictions, unrealistic expectations or hour spent sweating it out in a gym. My education, coupled with over 20 years of my own personal experiences, have equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, cutting-edge coaching techniques and the importance of prevention. Join me and together we will create the happy and healthy life you were BORN to live!

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