Asparagus with Prosciutto

This dish will have you thinking you’re in Italy in no time! This easy-to-prepare recipe is perfect for entertaining.


  • 1 1/4 pounds thin asparagus spears, washed and dried
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto di Parma


For asparagus, snap off tough ends of spears where they naturally give when bent. Place spears into a pan filled with one inch of boiling water. Cover the pan and cook asparagus for 3-4 minutes, until spears are just tender but remain bright green in color.

Drain and cold shock the spears in a colander under cool water. Return cooked asparagus to pan and coat with lemon juice and a drizzle of EVOO.

Remove bundles of 2-3 spears at a time from the pan and wrap with sliced prosciutto.

Pile assembled bundles on a serving plate.

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