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wrapped asparagus

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jeannie Marlinghaus
St. Louis, MO

This is an easy appetizer that looks and tastes fabulous. I have made it without the prosciutto as well. Excellent both ways. You can use low-fat blue cheese to cut out some calories. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This wrapped asparagus is an unusual and delicious appetizer. Slightly cooked and crisp asparagus is wrapped in salty prosciutto. It adds a savory and smoky component to the dish. Then, it's sprinkled with creamy blue cheese to add a touch of tang. The sweet and tangy balsamic dressing is a nice addition and cuts through the richness of the appetizer and adds a burst of flavor that lingers on your palate. The homemade dressing would work on other vegetables too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 8 -9
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For wrapped asparagus

  • 36 md
    asparagus, fresh
  • 36 slice
    prosciutto ham
  • 4 oz
    blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried

How To Make wrapped asparagus

Test Kitchen Tips
Instead of plastic wrap, we used parchment paper to microwave the asparagus. It holds in the heat the same.
  • Trim the asparagus.
    Trim asparagus to 4-6 inches long.
  • Peel the ends with a potato peeler.
    Peel the ends with a potato peeler.
  • Asparagus on a dish with water.
    Place asparagus in a shallow dish with 1/2 cup water.
  • Microwaving the asparagus.
    Cover with plastic wrap and microwave high for 3 minutes.
  • Asparagus plunged into an ice bath.
    Remove asparagus and plunge into icy water to stop the cooking process.
  • Drying the asparagus.
    Drain and dry asparagus.
  • Wrapping asparagus in prosciutto.
    Wrap each asparagus with a slice of prosciutto. Arrange on a platter with a lip around the edge.
  • Sprinkle the blue cheese.
    Sprinkle blue cheese over the top.
  • Dressing ingredients whisked together.
    Whisk the dressing ingredients together. When ready to serve, pour the dressing over it.