When Asparagus are in season, for me it is bliss. This simple appetizer 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.
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.
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.