Wrapped in a Meat Blanket

What a nice presentation

What a nice presentation

Sometimes a meal just requires prosciutto. This works well as an appetizer or side dish

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/4 lb thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Grated Romano
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/pepper

Spread asparagus out in one layer on a baking pan. Coat in oil, salt and pepper then juice lemon over. Roast at 350 degrees until done, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle on cheese and let cool. Wrap each asparagus in a layer of prosciutto. Depending on the size of the slices you should be able to roll up at least three stalks per piece of meat. Place on a plate and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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18 Responses to Wrapped in a Meat Blanket

  1. Asparagus, proscuitto and olive oil – pretty perfect. I think Romano must be an American term for an Italian cheese – I’m guessing Pecorino or Parmesan. The addition of that just makes it perfect.

  2. Great photo, Greg!
    Totally agree – sometimes you just gotta have some salty cured meat on the plate!

  3. Mad Dog says:

    I could eat that for breakfast 🙂

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    Classic and simple.

  5. Kristy says:

    Is there any other way to eat asparagus?! 😉

  6. billpeeler says:

    Such great, classic flavors – and a great presentation!

  7. TasteFood says:

    Prosciutto has a wonderful way of making many things taste better.

  8. Karen says:

    Easy and delicious…love your presentation.

  9. One of the best kind of food blankets!

  10. ChgoJohn says:

    A great dish, beautifully presented. Must be the Rufus’ Guide. 🙂

  11. rsmacaalay says:

    I can nibble on a lot of these

  12. These would make for a fabulous Spring dinner party or casual get together. Great round-up Greg and Katherine!

  13. I was just thinking today how asparagus season must be approaching. I could certainly imagine eating these accompanied by a chilled glass of Gavi de Gavi on a warm sunny May evening.

  14. egg me on says:

    I’ve love to be wrapped in a meat blanket. For realz. Mmm.

  15. Carolyn Chan says:

    Visually stunning ! And who wouldn’t want something wrapped in proscuitto ??

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