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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

March/April 2009

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These prosciutto-wrapped bundles of grilled asparagus are a delicious addition to a spring brunch or elegant dinner.



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"I par boil the asparagus for a couple of minutes and then immediately put into ice cold water. I then take the prosciutto and cut in half lenghtwise. I then put garlic and herb cream cheese on the meat. I then wrap the aspargus (one or...
Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 16 spears asparagus, (about 1 bunch), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 very thin slices prosciutto, (about 1 ounce), cut in half lengthwise

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Toss asparagus with oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Wrap 1 length of prosciutto around the middle of 4 asparagus spears. Repeat, making 4 bundles. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the asparagus bundles, turning once or twice, until the asparagus is tender and charred in spots, about 10 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To oil the grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition

Per serving: 39 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 6 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber; 235 mg sodium; 134 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (22% daily value).

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat


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