Sweet and Salty Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Sweet and Salty Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
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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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2
Servings
41
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Sugar
6g
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
138mg
14%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
3mg
0%
Sodium, Na
4mg
0%
Water
20g
1%

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.