Asparagus Packets with Prociutto.

  • Created By
    Ken Alger
  • Shared On
    4/17/15
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Rating:
Servings:
4
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Total Time:
20 minutes
A word from the cook
great as a vegetable or as a Tapas dish
Ingredients

20 Asparagus Spears (medium thickness)
10 Prosciutto Slices (thin)
Fresh Parmesan Cheese

Balsamic Reduction
1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Lemon Infused Olive OIl
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Rind of 1/2 a lemon

Instructions

Asparagus:

  1. Prepare the asparagus by removing bottom portions of stalk.
  2. Wrap 2 pieces of asparagus together with 1 slice of prosciutto.
  3. Grill the asparagus for about 5 minutes,  prosciutto should be slightly crispy.

Balsamic Reduction:

  1. Combine the vinegar and brown sugar together in a small saucepan.
  2. Over medium/high heat reduce to a syrup – about 10 minutes.   Don’t reduce too much as this will continue to thicken as it sets and cools

Lemon Infused Oil:

  1. Bring the Olive Oil and lemon rind to a simmer over low heat.   Simmer for 5 – 7 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Strain out the lemon rind.

Serving Presentation:

  1. Platter the grilled asparagus packets.
  2. Drizzle the packets with the lemon oil and balsamic reduction
  3. Grate fresh parmesian cheese over the packets and serve.

1 Note

  1. Ken Alger

    An appetizer, a side, a meal! The Balsamic Reduction can be use on many things (strawberries!).