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Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto - simple & scrumptious. Fresh asparagus wrapped with prosciutto then grilled to perfection.
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Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto

Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto - simply scrumptious. Fresh asparagus wrapped with prosciutto and grilled to perfection. Perfect as an appetizer or side.
Course Appetizer, vegetable
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4 -8
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus - 12-15 medium spears 1/2"-3/4" thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-8 thin slices prosciutto see note* (half the number of asparagus spears preparing)
  • black pepper and or your favorite salt-free seasonings
  • DO NOT SALT - the prosciutto is very salty, so NO additional salt is needed.

Instructions

  1. Read all notes.
  2. Cut the prosciutto into thin slices the length of the prosciutto (I did not do this, but should have.)
  3. Snap or cut the thick ends off the stalks of the asparagus and discard the short, thick ends.
  4. Wash and pat the asparagus dry with a paper towel.
  5. Roll the asparagus in olive oil then sprinkle with black pepper.
  6. Wrap each spear with a thin slice of prosciutto. (NOTE: I used too much prosciutto and the result was too salty.)
  7. Spray the grill pan with cooking spray and place those pretty spears all in a row.
  8. Make sure to leave a little space between the spears for better charring.
  9. When the coals are hot and ready, place the pan of asparagus on the grill over the hot coals.
  10. Cook approximately 3 minutes, flip each stalk, then cook another 3-4 minutes or until the prosciutto gets crisp-tender and golden-brown.

Recipe Notes

Pancetta or bacon work well as substitutes for the prosciutto.
Asparagus can be wrapped in prosciutto the day ahead and chilled.
If unable to grill outdoors, broil the asparagus 5-7 inches from heat, turning once after 2-3 minutes then turn and broil 2-3 minutes more. Watch closely so it doesn't burn.
Do NOT cook the asparagus too long or it will lose flavor and become wimpy. Wimpy asparagus is not nearly as tasty or pretty.