Broiled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears

Broiled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears

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  • 3

    bunches of asparagus, stems trimmed 2 inches from the bottom

  • 2

    four-ounce packages of prosciutto di parma

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Avocado oil or fat of choice (update 4/22/13: I use 2 tablespoons melted ghee)

  • Aged balsamic vinegar


1.Preheat the broiler to high (with the rack 6 inches from the heating element) and assemble the ingredients. 2.Divide the asparagus evenly onto two large baking trays drizzle some avocado oil over the spears, and season with salt and pepper. 3. lightly salt 4.Cut each slice of prosciutto into 3 thin strips and wrap one strip around each asparagus spear. 5.Pop a tray under the broiler for ~5-8 minutes (tossing the spears at the halfway point) or until the prosciutto crisps up and the asparagus is tender. Repeat the process with the second tray. 6.Plate the spears when they’re finished and drizzle on some aged balsamic vinegar.


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