Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Broiled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears are a fast and scrumptious Entire30 appetizer, and excellent for any paleo celebration! It’s a sublime crowd-pleasing vacation potluck staple that may be able to serve in lower than 30 minutes!

Each pork fan loves this straightforward appetizer as a result of the salty ribbons of prosciutto crisp up like bacon whereas the candy asparagus within the center will get mushy and tender. When you drizzle aged balsamic vinegar on the roasted spears, you’ll find yourself with a dish that satisfies everybody’s candy, salty, and tangy cravings. Moreover, who doesn’t need veggies and meat bundled all into one morsel that may eaten along with your arms?

Suggestions for the perfect Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

  • Use tremendous thinly sliced prosciutto. Thicker lower prosciutto is just too salty and received’t crisp correctly.
  • In terms of asparagus, measurement issues. The asparagus stalks shouldn’t be tremendous skinny as a result of they’ll overcook earlier than the prosciutto will get crispy. On this case, medium thickness is good. Be certain all of the stalks are all about the identical measurement so the asparagus stalks will cook dinner on the similar charge.
  • Magic Mushroom Powder can be utilized instead of salt so as to add a zing of umami to this dish. However don’t be too heavy handed as a result of the prosciutto is already salty.

What do you serve with prosciutto-wrapped asparagus?

For those who’re consuming the asparagus as a facet dish (versus an appetizer), you may serve it with roast hen (e.g., Rattling Fantastic Hen), meatballs (e.g. Tsukune), or a meaty stew (e.g. Prompt Pot Magic Quick Ribs). It’s also possible to serve them at breakfast with a facet of creamy scrambled eggs. Leftovers might be diced up and tossed in a frittata or cauliflower fried rice!

Time to make Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus!

Serves 8

Components:

  • 2½ kilos asparagus, washed and dried
  • ½ pound prosciutto di Parma, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, further virgin olive oil, algae oil, or melted ghee
  • Magic Mushroom Powder or Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • Freshly floor pepper
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar

Gear:

All my favourite kitchen instruments and tools are listed right here.

Technique:

Warmth the broiler to excessive (with the rack 6 inches from the heating factor) and seize the asparagus. Place the rubber bands again on the cleaned asparagus, line up the ends and lower off the robust ends (about 2 inches from the underside).

Divide the trimmed asparagus evenly on two rimmed baking sheets…

…drizzle some avocado oil over the spears, and season conservatively with Magic Mushroom Powder (or salt) and pepper.

Reduce every slice of prosciutto into three skinny strips…

…and wrap one strip round every asparagus spear.

Organize all of the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus in a single layer on each rimmed baking sheets.

Pop one tray below the broiler for ~5-Eight minutes, tossing the spears on the midway level.

The asparagus are prepared when the prosciutto crisps up and the asparagus is tender. Strive one to test in the event that they’re prepared! Repeat the method with the second tray.

Drizzle on some aged balsamic vinegar and begin noshing!

[Originally posted: May 18, 2012. Updated: November 4, 2019.]


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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Broiled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears are a fast and scrumptious Entire30 appetizer that’s good for any paleo celebration.

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook dinner Time20 minutes

Whole Time25 minutes

Course: Aspect Dish

Delicacies: Italian

Key phrase: gluten-free, low carb, paleo, Entire30

Servings: 8 servings

Writer: Michelle Tam

Directions

  • Warmth the broiler to excessive (with the rack 6 inches from the heating factor) and seize the asparagus. Place the rubber bands again on the cleaned asparagus, line up the ends and lower off the robust ends (about 2 inches from the underside).

  • Divide the asparagus evenly on two rimmed baking sheets, drizzle some avocado oil over the spears, and season conservatively with Magic Mushroom Powder (or salt) and pepper. Don’t go loopy with the Magic Mushroom powder as a result of the prosciutto is a lot salty.

  • Reduce every slice of prosciutto into three skinny strips and wrap one strip round every asparagus spear.

  • Pop one tray below the broiler for ~5-Eight minutes (tossing the spears on the midway level) or till the prosciutto crisps up and the asparagus is tender. Repeat the method with the second tray.

  • Drizzle on some aged balsamic vinegar and dig in!

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