Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Food and Drink

Excerpted from The Gardener & The Grill by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig, Running Press, 2012

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears

Serves: 6 to 8


2 pounds fresh asparagus, ends trimmed

4 ounces prosciutto, cut lengthwise into 2-inch strips

Olive oil, for drizzling

Fig balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Shaved Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Prepare a medium-hot fire in your grill. 

Wrap each asparagus spear with a slice of prosciutto. Drizzle the spears with olive oil to lightly coat. 

Place the spears perpendicular to the grill rack. Grill until the asparagus is crisp-tender and the prosciutto has blistered, turning often, 8 to 10 minutes. Set the asparagus on a serving platter and splash on the fig balsamic vinegar to taste. Sprinkle with the shaved Parmesan. Serve hot or at room temperature.