When it comes to appetizers, it's hard to beat Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus for flavor and convenience! No matter how you choose to cook your asparagus (roasted, grilled, or pan-fried) be sure to let the spears cool to room temperature before wrapping with prosciutto.
Arrange asparagus spears in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Roast asparagus 10 to 15 minutes (depending on spear size), until just tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
When asparagus has cooled, stack prosciutto slices and cut in half, lengthwise.
Place a cooked, cooled asparagus spear at the base of one half strip of prosciutto, angled away from yourself at about 45 degrees. Wrap bottom section of strip around the bottom of the spear, leaving about 1-inch exposed. Roll the spear away from you, wrapping it in prosciutto as you go. Take care to leave the tip exposed. Repeat with remaining spears. Arrange on platter and serve with lemon wedges if desired.
Look for medium-thick asparagus spears for this recipe. They'll be sturdier as finger food than thin asparagus.
Take care to season lightly with salt as prosciutto is very salty.
I love the simplicity of just salt and pepper, but you can certainly embellish with other flavors like lemon zest and finely grated pecorino or parmesan cheese.