Thursday, May 7, 2009

Better Than Bacon


I bought a big package of Speck Prosciutto at Costco (12 oz. for $7) last week, and I have to say it is one of my new favorites. (I must add that a few weeks ago my friend T and I went to Costco. Her first time, and she asked if I had ever tried the Speck from Costco. I had never even noticed the Speck but after that day I kept thinking of all the great things I could make with it, so on my next trip, I bought some. So yes T, if you are reading this, try the Speck!) I added a few slices to a fresh veggie pizza, and grilled it around fresh asparagus twice. Super easy, but really yummy!

All I did was wash and trim the Asparagus, then wrap 1 piece of the Speck (bacon could be used instead) around the Asparagus and refrigerate for an hour (to firm up the ham so it stays wrapped around the asparagus), then grill or broil. Grill them turning occasionally just until the Asparagus turns bright green but not mushy and the tops are crisp, about 5-7 minutes. I grilled one batch on my grill pan and 1 batch on the charcoal grill, both were great. No salt necessary because of all the salt in the meat. For my vegetarian relatives I would skip the meat but brush the Asparagus lightly with Olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grill or broil.



I served this as a side, but it would make a great appetizer!

11 comments:

MikeKathy said...

Way better than bacon! Prosciutto is the best. Try it with fresh sage wrapped around small chunks of turkey and grilled or sauteed in olive oil. Kathy

Aliceson said...

Ooh, Yum Kathy, I'll have to try that!

Sidhe said...

Hmmm, prosciutto is yummy. You can also try it wrapped around a slice of melon (salty, sweet, bliss).

Kelly said...

I love making asparagus this way!

skyewriter said...

Yuh-hummy.

I love asparagus; we'll have to try this one now that the weather is finally nice enough to grill...

Seriously. You. Photograph. Cookbook. Must happen.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

It looks yummy.

Riot Kitty said...

I'm a vegetarian...is there a soy version of this? LOL!

Out in Them Sticks said...

omg, i have to try these... is the asparagus from your garden?

Do you have any tips for asparagus? I have a lot to learn.

Aliceson said...

prosciutto and melon, that sounds great too!

Soy prosciutto? That's just wrong. I'm glad to see that vegetarians have a sense of humor!

No this asparagus was not from my garden, but I did pick my spindly Asparagus for dinner tonight. I took some photos of the asparagus in my garden, I'll post them soon along with some Asparagus cooking tips... probabaly Monday.

Banteringblonde said...

This looks delish and something that I could actually do!!

Funnyrunner said...

yummarama!