Crispy prosciutto wrapped asparagus sprinkled with Parmesan cheese–this is one of our favorite and easiest appetizers! The plate is empty almost before it hits the table.
I admit it, we have a thing for prosciutto: prosciutto with pears, arugula, and goat cheese; prosciutto, arugula, and cheese; fig jam, caramelized onion, and goat cheese pizza. But hey, what’s not to like? Prosciutto is thin and light, salty, and goes with so many different things to make great appetizers or part of a main dish. And asparagus is one of its best partners.
My friend Molly makes this grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus and we literally hover over the plate as soon as it’s off the grill…the whole plate full of asparagus is gone in minutes. And it’s not difficult to make.
Molly likes to use the packages of Boar’s Head prosciutto because the slices are the perfect thickness, but you could certainly order from the deli as well. You don’t want it too thin because it will tear when trying to wrap the asparagus, but you don’t want it too thick either.
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Trim the asparagus if it needs it, then wrap each stalk with prosciutto. You can brush with olive oil if you like although Molly usually doesn’t and it turns out just fine. Then grill the asparagus and prosciutto for about twenty minutes over medium heat.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and that’s it! Your prosciutto wrapped asparagus is done. So simple yet absolutely divine.