It’s almost the weekend, friends! Who has big plans? I’m pumped about the weekend, I’m headed up to Asheville, NC to spend the weekend with some family and family friends for my mom’s 60th birthday bash. In the meantimes, let’s talk about today’s recipe. This is double-trouble and here’s why… It’s an appetizer, no wait! It’s a side dish! Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is one of the most versatile recipes in my arsenal and it takes no time at all to make. You could enlist the help of little hands to help with this one too.
Here’s what I love about Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus: Prep is crazy simple. You wash and snap the ends off asparagus and then roll the stalks up in salty prosciutto (you’re loving this already, I can tell). They look fancy, schmancy, so if you’re looking for something “elegant” to serve at a dinner party, it’ll seem like you went the extra mile. They double as an app or side dish and last but not least, they’re Whole30 approved!
I like to serve Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with a yummy dipping sauce and the aioli we made the other day is perfect for this. I went with the roasted garlic flavor, but you could even add truffle oil to yours, serve it with the ranch version or even a horseradish or mustard sauce would be fantastic. Any flavor you add to this would be fantastic. So that’s how they would be great as an appetizer. If you’re thinking side dish, you’re options are still limitless. My first thought goes to steak, but they would be great as a side to simply baked chicken, a grilled pork tenderloin or a seared piece of fish. And…you can still serve the aioli as a sauce to the protein. Hope you enjoy this one! It’s a favorite of mine.
To grab the recipe for aioli, click this link Aioli 3 Ways
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- 1 lbs of asparagus
- 2 5 oz packages of Prosciutto (make sure the ingredients only say pork and salt)
- Roasted Garlic Aioli for dipping (recipe link above)
- Wash the asparagus and pat it dry. Snap the ends off.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375.
- Slice a piece of prosciutto in half and wrap it around a stalk of asparagus. Place it on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining prosciutto and asparagus.
- Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes until the asparagus has roasted and the prosciutto is crispy.
- Serve with a little side of Roasted Garlic Aioli