Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh asparagus, washed and ends trimmed

1/2 pound prosciutto, sliced into strips lengthwise (about an inch wide per strip)

Extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Wrap each asparagus spear with a thin slice of prosciutto, barely overlapping ends until it’s covered down to the cut end (leave the tip exposed). Place wrapped spears on a baking sheet, leaving a small amount of space between each one (so the sides crisp, not just the top). You may need two baking sheets or to broil in two batches, if necessary.
  3. Place under broiler and cook spears for 6-8 minutes, shaking pan to turn spears halfway through cooking. Remove from oven, allow to rest for about a minute on paper towels, then transfer to a serving tray.
  4. To grill: Place wrapped spears on hot grill and cook until prosciutto is crispy and asparagus is just cooked through to a crisp-tender texture (about the same cooking time as broiling).

– Janis Merrill-Gipson, Cuisine & Décor Editor

Janis GipsonJanis is a self proclaimed domestic diva, living in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Janis is a chef, who loves to cook, an interior decorator, art collector, jazz fan, and an avid reader. She believes there are many layers and components that comprise living an enriched life. And Janis is here to share tips.


 

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