This is the most requested appetizer recipe in the past and I have to say, It is DAMN GOOD! It is a bit time consuming (only the part that you wrap a slice of prosciutto around each asparagus) but super easy to make, looks elegant, and you will be a star at any potluck parties.
- 30 medium size asparagus, tough end trimmed.
- 15 slices or about 8 oz. prosciutto
- 1 TBS Olive oil
- 1 large shallot minced
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 TBS balsamic vinegar
1. Bring large pot of water to boil and cook asparagus just until tender about 4 minutes.
2. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water using a slotted spoon or tongue. (This is to preserve a bright green color)
3. When asparagus are cool, remove from ice water and pat dry.
4 Halve each prosciutto slices crosswise and wrap around each asparagus.
5. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat and add asparagus in batches. Cook asparagus until prosciutto is lightly browned about 1 minute, turn and cook the other side in the same way.
6. Transfer asparagus to a serving platter.
7. Add shallot and thyme to the same skillet and cook them stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minute until soft.
8. Add white wine and cook until liquid is almost evaporated about 3 minutes.
9. Add balsamic vinegar,stir, and turn off the heat.
10. Pour over asparagus and serve!
Tip: Things are much easier if you precook asparagus and wrap prosciutto around them the night before. I just thought of this now, but as a variation of this recipe, you can make it into a pasta dish. Cut up asparagus to bite size pieces and chop prosciutto into pieces. Cook them in the same way and toss cooked pasta (in al dente) at the end!! I bet it’s good! You can even add garlic too. Be creative!
If any of you tried this recipe, please leave a comment below. I would love to know how you liked it.