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Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto makes a simple side for brunch, or serve it as an appetizer with crudités or wine and cheese.

Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus

Total Time:

13mins

Prep:

10mins

Cook:

3mins

Skill Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • not-too-thin asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • thinly sliced prosciutto or serrano ham (1 slice for every 2 spears)

How to Make It

1.

Heat an inch of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan, add the asparagus, cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until bright green and tender-crisp.

2.

Plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking, and pat dry on a clean tea towel.

3.

Cut slices of prosciutto in half lengthwise and wrap one piece around each asparagus stalk, starting under the blossom end and wrapping it down the length of the stalk, leaving each end exposed.

4.

Alternatively, heat a small drizzle of oil in a heavy skillet set over medium-high heat and cook the prosciutto-wrapped stalks, turning as needed, for 3-4 minutes or until the prosciutto is golden and tightly wrapped around the asparagus.

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