Asparagi con Prosciutto Crudo {Roasted Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto}

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Asparagus are plentiful right now and I am taking full advantage of that. We LOVE asparagus and I’m always trying to find new ways to enjoy it. We’ve shown you how to make Asparagus alla Paper Bag {yes it really is cooked in a paper bag!} and Grilled Asparagus {which are ah-mazingly sweet & caramelized} Now we’re shaking things up by roasting and then wrapping with PROSCIUTTO? Glorious glorious Prosciutto *swoon*.  This is a super simple side dish that you can whip up in no time. It would even be perfect as an appetizer.

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You’ll want to drizzle just enough olive oil over the asparagus to gently coat it. You don’t want it drowning. Also equally as important, you want to roast the asparagus JUST until slightly tender. You don’t want it SO tender it starts to fall apart when you try to wrap it (we’re not looking for canned asparagus here). Cooking time will depend on the size of your asparagus and of course your oven, so be sure to check it often. 

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This is a great way to stretch your Prosciutto dollar. Nowadays you can find Prosciutto in small packages that have 4-6 slices. Just slice the Prosciutto large enough to wrap it around the Asparagus. Easy peasy ; ) & if there’s any left over you can just pop it into your mouth or wrap it around a slice of cantaloupe or..tee hee who I am kidding, I love Prosciutto any way I get it!

Baci!
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What you’ll need:

1 small bundle Asparagus - trimmed
8 oz Prosciutto – sliced to wrap around asparagus
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – enough to drizzle
salt
pepper

What to do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim your asparagus and place into a bowl. Drizzle enough olive oil on asparagus to coat {you do not want to drown just coat} Season with salt and pepper & toss together. Transfer asparagus to a rimmed cooking sheet and gentle shake pan to separate asparagus. Roast asparagus for approx 10-15 minutes or until asparagus start to become tender. Cooking time will depend upon the size of asparagus so check yours often. You want the asparagus to be tender but not soft.

Remove from oven and allow to cool. WHILE asparagus are cooling, cut your prosciutto sheets to accommodate asparagus. Normally you can cut each piece of Prosciutto into three slices {they need only be large enough to wrap around the asparagus} Once asparagus are cool enough to handle, gently wrap prosciutto around and transfer to serving place. Garnish with a little drizzle of olive oil.

Buon Appetito!

29 Comments

  1. 1

    I love this treat. I don’t even love veggies, but the prosciutto makes it for me!

  2. 2

    looks really easy & delicious!!!

  3. 3

    My brother will love this one. Great appetizer!

  4. 4

    “Molto bella” was the first thing to pop into my head when I saw those pictures!

  5. 5

    So prosciutto crudo is a type of prosciutto, right? In my market, they have 3 different types of prosciutto and I never know which one to buy. Is crudo your favorite?

    • 5.1

      Ciao DessertForTwo! I LOVE Prosciutto anyway I can get it ; ) Prosciutto Crudo {Crudo means raw in Italian} is air cured, while Prosciutto Cotto {Cotto means cooked in Italian} is cooked. Hope that helps : )

  6. 6

    I could eat this for dinner with some wine and good crackers :)

  7. 7

    I just love asparagus and prosciutto! tempting photos!

  8. 8

    This is one of my favorites.

  9. 9

    his is a strange coincidence. I am doing this for my Thursday post from my week of my mom’s recipes. GREG

  10. 10

    Oh yum! Two of my favorite things on the same plate!

  11. 11

    What an easy great idea for this appetizer~

  12. 12

    We have been making this wonderful treat for years. We throw them on the grill though. Yum!

  13. 13

    This is a great way to prepare asparagus. Gotta love the prosciutto on anything!

  14. 14

    this is one of my favorite appetizers….delicious with a glass of wine :)

  15. 15

    Delish…love this! Thanks for sharing such deliciousness :)

  16. 16

    They sure do look pretty! I’ve never had these before – I do love asparagus, so I’m gonna bet I would love this too. :)

  17. 17

    bellissimi…e che buoni! complimenti!

  18. 18

    One of my favorite combinations! Looks delicious.

  19. 19

    I’m with Fuji Mama…love them both! Now that warm weather is here (altho snow predicted for CO!) I cook everything on the grill and these are great prepared there too.

  20. 20

    This looks like a perfect appetizer for my Happy Hour Friday posts. Delish!

  21. 21

    Hi, Paula. What a simple yet delectable combination of two of my faves! Thanks, Dan

  22. 22

    Fantastic! I actually have some left-over asparagus and prosciutto in my fridge right now. Asparagus – yum, prosciutto – yum. Both together – heaven! And so simple too! Will definitely have to try this.

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  23. 23

    Nothing can go wrong with asparagus and proscioutto. I think your recipe is super simple and delicious – just have it should be. Mm.

  24. 24

    I’ve made something similar but between the asparagus and prosciutto, a smear of homemade saffron mayonnaise. Love!

  25. 25

    Yum… Asparagus and prosciutto is one of my all-time favorite flavor combos.

  26. 26

    I’m going outside to my garden right now and gather me up some lunch. The parma, it is always in the fridge.

    Grazie!

  27. 27

    I mad this for my card party last night. It was a smash hit! First, folks couldn’t believe I’d made it because it’s such a treat. Then they were grabbing a piece every time they walked by the plate. Thank goodness I made a big batch of it.

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    One of my all time favorites!

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