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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Crumbled Blue Cheese

Posted by Peggy on March 26, 2010

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 24 asparagus, woody ends broken off or trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 5 ounces paper thin slices prosciutto or other thinly sliced cured pork
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring large pot salted water to a boil. Blanch asparagus 30 seconds to 90 seconds, depending on thickness or until asparagus just bends.
  2. Drain in ice cold water. Blot dry with a paper towel or clean cloth. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and garlic and roll and marinate asparagus in vinaigrette 15-30 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Trim prosciutto into 24, 2-inch X 3-inch pieces. Wrap each spear with a prosciutto slice. Arrange on a platter or individual plates. Grate pepper over spears, sprinkle with blue cheese and serve.

Time: 40 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 24 spears

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