These asparagus prosciutto bundles make an excellent starter or side for an amazing celebratory meal, or as a delicious and quick go-to appetizer.
When it comes to quick appetizer, this is pretty much it! I love something quick to make if we have company or we watch a game, or perhaps just something to have before a dinner.
They are perfect savory bites if you like to have a drink or two, and I linked below some posts about pairing wine or a beer with Prosciutto.
I baked one batch in a skillet, and the other half on a baking sheet and they were equally delicious. I think it bakes faster in the skillet, but I definitely saw more caramelization on a baking sheet.
You be the judge, you won’t go wrong with either.
I don’t make these often, but when I do I serve it with some yogurt based dip so it can balance the sodium level. I hope you’ll like this because we certainly love them.
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Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto
- 36 Asparagus thinner (3 per wrap)
- 6 Prosciutto slices sliced in half lengthwise
- Drizzle Olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Wash asparagus very well, and cut about 2 inches from the bottom of the asparagus. You can snap it too, but ultimately it's much easier to cut a bunch together.
- Drizzle olive oil and coat it well.
- Slice prosciutto into the half, lengthwise.
- Wrap one-half slice of prosciutto around 3 thin asparagus spears, starting at the bottom, and spiraling up to the tip.
- Bake for 12 to15 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Garnish it with Za'atar, it's optional and not necessary, but it gives you very nice aroma and a flavor.
- Serve Hot with perhaps crackers and some type of a dip.
Prosciutto is very salty, especially if you cook it. Adding salt is completely unnecessary. You can bake it for up to 20 minutes. Prosciutto comes out crispy. I used a skillet, but you may use a baking sheet lined with either non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper. If the asparagus is thicker, you may use one for each prosciutto wrap so you will need less of them. I like using 3 thinner asparagus.