Cooking From My Books: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Spears

This week’s recipe features one of my all time favorite ingredients, Prosciutto! I’ve been known to eat it plain by the slice, but this appetizer, featured in Blame It On Your Heart, provides a slightly more elegant preparation. Enjoy!


30 medium-thin asparagus stalks
4 ounces peppered Boursin cheese, softened
1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
1/4 cup honey mustard

Trim the asparagus stalks so that the spears are 5 inches long. In a deep skillet bring 1 1/2 inches salted water to a boil and cook the asparagus until they are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. In a colander drain the asparagus and rinse under cold water. Drain the asparagus well on paper towels.
In a bowl mash the Boursin with a fork until it is smooth. Cut 1 slice of prosciutto lengthwise into 1-inch strips and spread each strip with about 1/2 teaspoon Boursin. Spread about 1/4 teaspoon mustard over the Boursin and wrap each strip in a spiral around an asparagus spear, trimming any excess. Make more hors d’oeuvres with the remaining prosciutto, Boursin, mustard, and asparagus spears in the same manner.

  • July 20, 2016

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