Elegant Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Elegant Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus


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This elegant dish makes a great appetizer or side dish. To make sure your recipe comes out perfectly, stay away from super thin and very thick spears of asparagus. They won't cook as well.

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Time needed

30 min preparation + 6 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

34 spears


  • 34 medium asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbs. oil
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 17 thin slices prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise

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Heat the oven to a broil and put the rack 5 to 6 inches below the flame.

On a baking sheet drizzle the asparagus with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the spears with your hands until they are evenly coated. Transfer them to a plate and set the baking sheet aside.

Starting at the top, just under the scaled tip, wrap the spear with 1 slice of prosciutto in a downward spiral, making sure to barely overlap the seams. Place the wrapped spear on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining asparagus. Leave as much space between the spears as possible on the sheet.

Broil the asparagus for 3 minutes, flip and broil for another 3 minutes, or until the asparagus is charred in spots and the prosciutto is crispy and browned.

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