Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Last night we had some friends over - the boys went fishing in the afternoon, while us girls stayed back and played daycare with the little ones.  Then for dinner we made a feast.  It was probably the best supper I've had in the last month.  If not the last two months.

Filet wrapped in bacon, today's featured asparagus, kabobs, pasta salad, twice baked potatoes and a cake I'll be featuring later this week.

Oh, and one of my new favorite beers.  The perfect summer beer in my opinion.

See little miss in the background?
Here was my asparagus all wrapped up and ready to go.  I assembled it all in the morning, so I wouldn't have to do it last minute while trying to get everything on the grill.

Lets just say it was a HIT.  The husband was picking them off the grill as they were cooking and eating them.  He couldn't stop!


And of course the perfect twice baked potato.  I honestly believe you cannot eat steak without some kind of potato as a side.  Is that just me?


Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
You will need:
asparagus
prosciutto
freshly shaved parmesan cheese

Wash and cut off the ends of the asparagus (about the last inch) and paper towel dry.  Take a slice of prosciutto and wrap around the asparagus spear and lay on a platter or baking sheet.  Generously sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Grill on low heat for 10 minutes, flipping once when prosciutto starts turning light brown and gets crispy.  Grill another 5-10 minutes on the other side.

Eat one piece at a time while grilling with drink in hand, or try and have enough composure to actually bring them all in one piece to the dinner table.  Let's just say half made it to our table:)

Did anyone else grill out this weekend?  Any good recipes?

“Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe and ManPans.”

11 comments:

  1. What a menu! I would have stolen all the potatoes! And the asparagus looks great, kind of fancy! I think we are grilling today

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  2. I grill several times a week in the spring and summer. I just love the flavor it gives the food. I also ADORE asparagus but have never wrapped it in prosciutto. I'll have to give it a try!

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  3. I absolutely adore the flavors of asparagus and prosciutto together. Grilling takes them over the top. Thanks so much for sharing this in our Get Grillin' event.

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  4. Hi Ally, I just found your site via your comment on Biz's blog. HAD to stop and say hi and how much I'm enjoying reading your posts. Thanks!!!

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  5. Sadly it rained here all weekend so we weren't able to grill - but as soon as we are I want to make those prosciutto wrapped asparagus! I'm not sure I've ever even had prosciutto but it looks amazing!

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  6. Ally, love the picture of little miss in the background and yep, perfect summer beer!

    I haven't updated it yet, but the banana sweet potato muffins are 6 points each - totally worth it though!

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  7. I love grilling pineapple...no recipe, just deliciousness. :-)

    Also, my hubs is obsessed with Prosciutto and asparagus, I can't wait to make this for him after our veggie month is over!

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  8. What you call grilling, we call BBQing ... we haven't done it yet this year though! Hopefully very soon!

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  9. What you call grilling, we call BBQing ... we haven't done it yet this year though! Hopefully very soon!

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  10. I love grilling pineapple...no recipe, just deliciousness. :-)

    Also, my hubs is obsessed with Prosciutto and asparagus, I can't wait to make this for him after our veggie month is over!

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