Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

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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.

 

IngredientsP wrapped asparagus ingredients

  • 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

 

 

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1. Bring large pot of water to boil and cook asparagus just until tender about 4 minutes.

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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.

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4 Halve each prosciutto slices crosswise and wrap around each asparagus.

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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.

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7. Add shallot and thyme to the same skillet and cook them stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minute until soft.

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8. Add white wine and cook until liquid is almost evaporated about 3 minutes.

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9. Add balsamic vinegar,stir, and turn off the heat.

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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.

 

 

 

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