This prosciutto wrapped asparagus recipe is always popular. They are so easy and quick to prepare, and taste so good. Be sure to use a good quality Prosciutto or Spanish Jamon Serrano - it will make a difference.
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- 12 spears asparagus
- 12 slices prosciutto ham
- 1 small tub cream cheese
- Grab each piece of asparagus at the top and bottom, then gently bend until the bottom part of the stalk breaks off, then discard the bottom stem.
- Using a vegetable peeler, peel off about one inch of the skin at the bottom of the asparagus spears, then steam or drop them in boiling water for about 1 - 2 minutes, until they turn bright green, but maintain a crisp texture.
- Spread a generous amount of cream cheese onto the ham, then wrap it tightly around each asparagus spear.
- Bake on a baking paper lined tray in a 400 F (200 C) oven for about 20 minutes, or until crispy, turning occasionally.
- Serve warm.