A Quick Appetizer for the Holidays: Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus

There are so many appetizers you can fix for the holidays. In fact the list is endless. When I entertain, I like to offer a balanced buffet of various appetizers  by presenting dishes of all food group ( meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits, sweets). It is a challenge, though, to find  appetizer recipes that are “healthy”, are made with vegetables, and that your guests will eat. Yes… that your guests will eat;-) For that reason, it seems that my selection is repetitive: Marinated grilled vegetables, stuffed mushrooms and wonton cups filled with various vegetable mixture often come back on my buffet because they are easy to make and they will disappear.  A friend of mine, also a great chef: Rodney, mentioned fixing this recipe. I enjoyed it so much that I thought I would share it with you.


1 bundle of asparagus from Costco ( they are big), one pack of prosciutto, 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar.

Wrap the asparagus with a slice of prosciutto and lay the asparagus on the silpat. Cook in oven for 6-7 minutes at 375. ( only 3 minutes for very small, and 5 minutes for medium-sized).

Eat them warm as they come out of the oven. There are great as they are. You may however add reduced balsamic vinegar over them for added flavor. Place the 1/2 cup of balsamic in a small pot and bring to boil until the vinegar has reduced to its half and is becoming thicker, almost a syrup. Drizzle over the asparagus.  Et voila!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!