- 10 slices prosciutto, sliced in half lengthways
- 20 asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed
- Spray oil
- Balsamic Glaze
- Wrap the prosciutto around asparagus spears.
- Preheat your barbecue or grill to medium-high heat.
- Lightly spray asparagus with olive oil - Do not spray the grill directly!
- Grill the asparagus spears, turning occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until prosciutto is golden and asparagus is tender.
- Serve on a platter., and drizzle with Balsamic glaze.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1922mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g
Please note, this nutrition information is to be used as a guide only. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Remember my last post I mentioned Flight Flu? Well, I’m still feeling under the weather with extreme fatigue. It’s like Covid all over again! Sometimes it’s shockingly scary to remember how close in history Covid was. When I left Scotland 18 months ago, we were all still working from home!
However, Covid seems to have left a lingering mark on my health. I had OG Covid back in March 2020, and it really did a number on me. I couldn’t eat properly for about 6 months, and I still can’t drink red wine! But there was also fatigue, migraines, and the like. And now, whenever I get a cold or any viral infection, that fatigue seems to come back with a vengeance.
But that’s ok -because I have comfort food. And to me, comfort food comes in many different shapes and flavours.
For example, my utmost favourite comfort food is creamy chicken soup with pasta. This is followed by $3 GYG Tacos, or a Chicken Laksa. I love chicken laksa. If you’re ever in the West End in Brisbane, the best Chicken Laksa is from West End Gardens. You can thank me later.
Anyway, as you can see, comfort food takes many different shapes, and to me, grilled asparagus, wrapped in prosciutto, drizzled with balsamic glaze, is right up there. It’s so quick and easy to whip together, so perfect when feeling lazy. Plus, it’s a little bit fancy (if not old school!).
Yes, I would consider this recipe a little bit old fashioned at this point! But that doesn’t mean it’s not delicious.
Adelaide is Australia’s best kept secret. Especially the food culture here! Over the next couple of weeks, Adelaide is home to the Lucky Dumpling Market which I plan to visit this weekend. Sure, I can’t eat most dumplings due to being celiac, but, I can always find something to eat. And, I am always up for some inspiration.
This gorgeous city has been an absolute inspiration when it comes to food. And I have barely even scratched the surface! I’m still settling in to my home (it’s almost 2 months since the move!), but I think I’m ready to start going out and exploring more. Although, I have managed to explore a number of pubs already. Because no matter how much I love to get glam – I love pub grub.
Pub Grub is the ultimate comfort food.
Ok, let’s focus on this recipe. Which, given my fatigue isn’t going to be easy.
I’m not sure if this recipe is from the original Archives, or something I added later. I suspect it is from the original Archives, but I have been making it for so long that I honestly can’t remember. Who inspired me to make it the first time? Probably Nigella – we all know how much she inspires me.
Argh, she has a talk in Adelaide in March and I can’t afford the tickets! $170 each!!!
Anyway, I never really liked asparagus growing up. This was mostly due to the fact it was soggy and from a can. But fresh asparagus – roasted or grilled – is absolutely divine. It’s so easy to dress up and make a little bit fancy, and is one of those unexpected showstoppers when entertaining.
But for me, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto is a great snack. Ten minutes, some balsamic glaze, and bam, a somewhat healthy snack that warms me soul with its simplicity.
Ok, I am too tired to write any more. My next recipe though, that I’ll be bringing to you this weekend, I’ll try to write something a little bit more entertaining!
From Italy to Your Kitchen: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with Balsamic Glaze is a delightfully quick treat that I love to prepare in my kitchen. Especially when I’m in the mood for an elegant and flavorful dish. This recipe marries the crispness of asparagus with the savoury, salty notes of prosciutto, all drizzled with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.
Imagine a plate of vibrant, green asparagus spears, each one elegantly wrapped in a thin slice of prosciutto. The star ingredient here is the prosciutto, an Italian dry-cured ham, which adds a layer of salty richness to the tender asparagus.
To enhance the flavours, the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is roasted in the oven until the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto becomes crispy, creating a delightful textural contrast.
The magic happens when you drizzle a balsamic glaze over the dish. The glaze is made by simmering balsamic vinegar until it thickens and takes on a sweet and tangy character. Or just use store-bought like I do! It adds the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness to complement the saltiness of the prosciutto and the freshness of the asparagus.
This dish isn’t just about its flavours; it’s about the art of presentation and creating a memorable culinary experience. Whether you’re a fan of Italian cuisine or just looking for an elegant and delectable appetizer, this recipe is a must-try. It’s a taste of sophistication and culinary mastery that elevates your dining experience. So, why not give it a try and savour the magic of Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze? Your taste buds and your guests will thank you.