asparagus spears (1 to 1-1/4 pounds), trimmed to 6-inch lengths
thin slices provolone cheese (12 to 14 ounces)
very thin slices prosciutto (8 to 10 ounces), halved lengthwise
Cracked black pepper
tablespoons olive oil
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add enough water to come just below bottom of basket. Bring to boiling. Place asparagus in basket. Reduce heat to medium-low. Steam, covered, for 4 minutes. Remove asparagus from basket; immerse in ice water to cool quickly. Drain asparagus; pat dry with paper towels.
- Wrap a slice of cheese and a half-slice of prosciutto around each asparagus spear. Arrange wrapped asparagus on a serving plate. If desired, cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
- Before serving, sprinkle with cracked pepper. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts(Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus)
- Per serving:
- 268 kcal cal.,
- 20 g fat
- (8 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 4 g monounsatured fat),
- 29 mg chol.,
- 876 mg sodium,
- 4 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 2 g sugar,
- 19 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet