Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto

When Asparagus are in season, for me it is bliss. This simple appetiser takes very little time to prepare and you only need a few ingredients.

When a dish is quick, easy to prepare and tastes great why not give it a go especially when entertaining.

22 Asparagus (approximately 2 bunches)
11 Slices of Prosciutto (cut in half)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for drizzling)
freshly ground black pepper

Preparation Time:     15 minutes
Cooking Time:      5 minutes
Makes:      22 Spears

  • Preheat your grill on medium to high heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Wash and cut the ends of the Asparagus spears (approximately 1 inch).
  • Pat them dry and wrap the Prosciutto around them.  Line the tray or your grill with baking paper and place the spears onto the tray.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and ground black pepper.
  • Place under the grill for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and place aside to cool down a little before serving.

Cook’s Tips

  • I never salt the spears as the Prosciutto will have enough salt.
  • I always try the Prosciutto before I buy it as it can be too salty.  I have in the past been caught out by not trying the Prosciutto.
  • I now always use the Parma Prosciutto for this dish.


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