Asparagus! I love asparagus. Make this roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and it will be your new favorite side dish.
Growing up, my dad always had an enormous asparagus garden. In spite of the constant stream of asparagus coming through the back door, I never got sick of it. Thankfully, my kids love it, too. And my dogs. No lie. The dogs will sit patiently waiting for you to snap the ends off of the asparagus and hand them over as treats. Better than biscuits.
There are so many ways that you can prepare asparagus – steam, pan roast, oven roast, grill – do nothing and eat them raw. Raw asparagus wrapped in prosciutto is delicious for a light offering at a brunch but I prefer to oven roast them if I am serving asparagus at dinner. Roast the asparagus, cool it, wrap it in prosciutto. I feel silly even giving it to you as a recipe below … Make this. Your family will love it.
Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
- Olive oil
- 2 bunches asparagus
- 6 to 10 slices prosciutto
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Snap the ends off your asparagus
- Toss asparagus spears in olive oil
- Spread on a cookie sheet
- Sprinkle with salt
- Roast for 20 to 25 minutes
- Wrap 4-5 asparagus together using a piece of prosciutto