Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus

Servings 4
Prep Time


  • 8 thick, asparagus spears, ends trimmed, lower half peeled
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. Blanch asparagus in boiling salted water for 3 minutes.Immediately drain and plunge into bowl of ice water. Let sit 10 minutes, remove and dry on paper towels. Wrap a basil leaf around each asparagus spear. Wrap prosciutto slice around bottom two-thirds of each asparagus spear. Arrange on serving platter. Garnish with Parmesan shavings and fresh ground black pepper. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.