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Old 06-03-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

The other day someone mentioned the above in one of the forums. I can't remember which one. I started searching the archives for a recipe, but became frustrated as they seem to list recipes, chat, etc. all together in no particular order. Can someone please let me know how to prepare this deish?
I am presuming that it's fairly simple, but would like to know how you people do it.

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Old 06-03-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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lyndalou, here's otter's recipe:

Since the Prosciutto is quite thin and would be overcooked if left in for the same time as the asparagus, I put the asparagus in boiling water for about 3-4 minutes and then blanch in ice water. Then I wrap the Prosciutto around the individual serving-sized bunches and put in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes (you can also add a nice soft cheese if you wish). Cooking times quoted will vary slightly depending on how thick the asparagus is and how well done you want it). I prefer the blanching method for two reasons: 1). the spears aren't hot when you are wrapping them and 2). blanching keeps them a nice, bright green. For a more detailed description, other options and pictures do a Google search for "prosciutto wrapped asparagus.

and kadesma's:

I roast my grass, in a 400 oven about 12 minutes, I like the crunchy as does my family, before roaating I drizzle with EVOO, sprinkle with gray or coarse kosher salt and cracked black pepper..After roasting I let them come to room temp wrap with the procuitto, then place on my serving platter, add more evoo and salt and pepper if needed I then shave some parmesan over the whole thing..but I think I'll try shaving some fontina over them next time..Should be yummy.

and elfie's:

Proscuitto-Wrapped Asparagus W/Goat Cheese
1 clove garlic
1 TBS chopped chives
3 tsp red-wine vinegar
˝ TBS Dijon mustard

Spread piece of prosciutto with goat cheese, then cut in half and wrap 3-5 pieces of blanched asparagus (depending on size) with the ˝ piece of prosciutto. Place in a single layer on a plate and pour sauce over proscuitto and serve.
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:33 AM   #3
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You can use either roasted or steamed asparagus. Lay the prosciutto slice flat then roll the asparagus stalk in it. Voila!

If the aspargus is really thin you can bundle a few together, then roll like I did here ...

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Old 06-04-2005, 04:20 AM   #4
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Bufckytom and Hanart, Thank you both, I will make some this weekend. What an elegant dish. Can't wait.
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