Bacon (or Prosciutto) Wrapped Asparagus

December 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Posted in Sides | Leave a comment
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I was at Shawn’s parent’s house and for dinner, we were told that there’d be bacon-wrapped-asparagus.  It looked and tasted AWESOME.  Here is what it looked like prepped.  (I don’t have a final picture, we were too busy scarfing it down).

Prepped Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

THEN, I come home and tell my mom about it and she is laughing because she has plans to make Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus for dinner too!  Perhaps great minds think alike! 🙂

Ingredients:

1-Baby Asparagus (however many you want, keep in mind that 3 will be wrapped in the meat)

2-One package of bacon or prosciutto

3-Olive oil

4-For prosciutto recipe, you also need lemon juice (just enough to squeeze onto everything)

Directions (For bacon):

1-Wash the asparagus and cut off the ends

2-Wrap 3 asparagus spears with one slice of bacon until it has all been wrapped

3-Heat a pan with oil at low to medium-low to give enough time for both the bacon and the asparagus to cook without overcooking either.  Once the bacon is cooked and the asparagus is tender, then remove and put on a plate.

Directions (For prosciutto…courtesy of Rachel Ray):

For asparagus, snap off tough ends of spears where they naturally give when bent. Place spears into 1-inch of boiling water. Cover the pan and cook asparagus for 3 or 4 minutes, until spears are just tender but remain bright green in color, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Drain and cold shock the spears in a colander under cool water. Return cooked asparagus to skillet and coat with lemon juice and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

Remove bundles of several spears at a time from the pan and wrap with sliced prosciutto. Pile assembled bundles on a serving plate.

Oh man, it was so good too!  Who could possibly decide which is better??

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