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19 May 2021

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Ham/Bacon Recipe

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Wrapping local asparagus in prosciutto/bacon and lightly grilling it is the best summer appetizer or side you can think of.

Yield: Serves 6
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes



  • 12 thin slices of Ontario-made prosciutto or 12 pieces of Ontario bacon cut in half 
  • 24 thin spears of fresh Ontario asparagus (about 1 bunch)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Wash and break asparagus stalks where they snap easily; discard tough ends. Dry and toss with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the balsamic glaze by adding the balsamic vinegar and honey/maple syrup to a small saucepot. Bring to a light boil then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, for 8-12 minutes, or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Bundle 2 spears together; wrap 1 piece of prosciutto or bacon around asparagus.
  4. Place bundles on greased grill over medium to medium-high heat; grill, turning occasionally until asparagus is bright green and tender and prosciutto or bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Drizzle bundles with the balsamic glaze and serve.

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