Sunday, August 03, 2008

What’s on the Grill #86

Asparagus with Prosciutto

Asparagus with Prosciutto!  Yes, I know it is just a side and no, I know it is not an original combination, but man was it good. We love asparagus and I have been grilling it for years.  It is a finicky grilled food because it has to be done just right or you are left with a less than desirable outcome.  With that in mind, I can safely say this was the best. 

The saltiness of the meat eliminated the need to add anything else to the asparagus.  All I did was take the prosciutto and wrap it around two spears.  I placed the spears over medium direct heat and grilled each side for approximately 2 minutes.  Because the prosciutto will burn, I moved the spears to indirect for another 8-10 minutes to finish the cook.  I cannot wait to have this again.

It worked really well with a good week of grilling that included a rotisserie chicken with Italian herbs, kabobs, turkey/pork chili, and pulled pork.

Roto Chicken with Italian HerbsKabob Night

Everything is better...Summer Food


Pam said...

This is my kind of side dish. It looks fantastic.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This is a winner!! How great to fire these up on the BBQ. Great photo as well really jumps out at you!!

Mike said...

Pam - It is mine too! Thanks!

Cathy - Thanks so much! I am pretty much up for anything I put on the grill, that is for certain.

Jerry said...

Got to love the grill!

Ninette Enrique said...

Gorgeous! This is the first time I'm to your blog. Thank you.