Sweet and Salty Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

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Sweet and Salty Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Asparagus
Jane Bruce

Asparagus

This is a quick but quirky take on the classic recipe. Prosciutto is often paired with sweet items like melon or figs because of its delicate, salty flavor. In this recipe we are adding in extra sweetness with agave nectar, a healthier alternative to processed sweetners. The sea salt gives additional texture, creating a dish that is perfect as an appetizer or for serving at a party.

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Ready in
15 m
2
Servings
1132
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12 pieces of prosciutto-wrapped asparagus

Notes

These can be made up to a day in advance and refrigerated. They can also be served hot by putting the final dish under a broiler for 1-2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 Pieces, asparagus
  • 12 Pieces, sliced prosciutto
  • 12 Teaspoons agave nectar
  • Dash of kosher salt

Directions

Snap off the ends of your asparagus. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Put the asparagus in the water for 2-4 minutes (depending on the size of your asparagus) until cooked but still firm. Immediately place in a bowl of cold water to stop the asparagus from continuing to cook. Remove the asparagus and set aside on paper towels to dry.

 

Brush each piece of prosciutto with 1 teaspoon of agave. Sprinkle or grind kosher salt or seat salt over each piece of prosciutto. Wrap each piece of prosciutto around the individual asparagus stalks, ensuring that the side with the agave is on the inside and touching the asparagus.

Salt Shopping Tip

Salt enhances food by adding depth and accentuating existing flavors. Be sure to have a couple types in your cupboards. Regular iodized salt for the table is typical; sea salt is also a great investment.

Salt Cooking Tip

Bland food is never good. Be sure to season every layer of your food while cooking.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
65%
Sugar
31g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Cholesterol
357mg
100%
Protein
144g
100%
Carbs
37g
12%
Vitamin A
36µg
4%
Vitamin B12
4µg
75%
Vitamin B6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C
5mg
9%
Vitamin D
5µg
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
40µg
50%
Calcium
74mg
7%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
75µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Iron
8mg
43%
Magnesium
141mg
35%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
21mg
100%
Phosphorus
1672mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
2795mg
80%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
81%
Sodium
13746mg
100%
Sugars, added
29g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
3mg
100%
Zinc
15mg
99%