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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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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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving1132
Total Fat43g65%
Sugar31gN/A
Saturated14g71%
Cholesterol357mg100%
Protein144g100%
Carbs37g12%
Vitamin A36µg4%
Vitamin B124µg75%
Vitamin B62mg100%
Vitamin C5mg9%
Vitamin D5µg1%
Vitamin E3mg13%
Vitamin K40µg50%
Calcium74mg7%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)75µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)75µg19%
Iron8mg43%
Magnesium141mg35%
Monounsaturated19gN/A
Niacin (B3)21mg100%
Phosphorus1672mg100%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium2795mg80%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg81%
Sodium13746mg100%
Sugars, added29gN/A
Thiamin (B1)3mg100%
Zinc15mg99%