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Barbecued Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

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Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto

Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto

S. Wongkaew

Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto is an easy and elegant appetizer.

The thinly sliced, salty prosciutto crisps when barbecued or grilled and pairs well with the tender asparagus spears.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches asparagus spears (approx 14 spears)
  • 1/3 lb. (150 gms) prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Heat the barbecue or grill to a medium-high heat.
  2. Wrap a strip of prosciutto around each stalk. Brush with a little olive oil.
  3. Barbecue or grill the asparagus, uncovered, turning, until prosciutto is golden brown in spots and asparagus is crisp-tender, for about 5 or 6 minutes.
  4. Arrange asparagus on a serving plate and sprinkle on freshly cracked black pepper.
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