Seared Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Wild Mushroom White Wine Sauce

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Creamy White Wine Mushroom Sauce

These prosciutto-wrapped spears of seared asparagus are a delicious addition to an elegant dinner or a tapas course. A few spears of asparagus, some slices of prosciutto, and a bit of creamy wine mushroom sauce is all you need to assemble this fancy little side dish. So little ingredients but packs a lot of flavor. It’s not only delicious, but it’s also healthy!

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Creamy White Wine Mushroom Sauce

I know asparagus is not in season right now, but I saw it on sale at the grocery store and had to grab it. It was $1.99 a pound! To me that is a steal! I have been craving asparagus all spring and summer but every time I saw $5 a bundle I would just cringe and walk away. I mean seriously? This is why I liked southern California, there was no such thing as a season. It was either spring or summer. Every vegetable was in season Every.Day.Of.The.Year.  and always cheap. Why do you think there is a never ending growing population of vegetarians in southern California?

But I’ve noticed that out here in DC, even though there are seasonal vegetables, the flavors are more distinct during their peak seasons. There is a bit of a difference and I like it. I have learned to appreciate the quality that the fruits and vegetables have during their peak seasons and am justified enough to pay that extra penny.

However, with asparagus it was just a little too much, so I had to wait until it was not in season and on sale… Baby steps people, baby steps!

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Creamy White Wine Mushroom Sauce

The mushrooms in the photo were a mix of baby bella, oyster, and shiitake mushrooms. You can add whatever variety, I just bought a “wild” pack and called it a day. Any type of mushroom will work for the sauce.

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Creamy White Wine Mushroom SauceGrilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Creamy White Wine Mushroom Sauce

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Creamy White Wine Mushroom Sauce

This recipe is very easy to prepare and has an excellent combination of flavors. I was surprised by how all the flavors complimented each other. You can eat this dish with or without the mushroom sauce, either way you will not be sacrificing on flavor!

Bon Appétit

Seared Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a White Wine Wild Mushroom Sauce

Recipe

Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

26 spears of asparagus (1 bundle)
13 slices of prosciutto, cut in half length wise to make 26 slices
1 shallot, minced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, different variety (Shiitake, bella, oyster, chanterelle, etc.)
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Wash and trim the asparagus bottoms. Dry the asparagus and then wrap each individual spear with a slice of prosciutto and lay on a baking sheet.

Take a sauté pan and heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high heat. Place the wrapped spears in sauté pan evenly, do not crowd the pan or sear all of the spears at once. Just small batches. Sear both sides for 1-2 minutes each until lightly crisp then transfer to a baking dish. Do this for the rest of the spears.

In the same pan add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the shallots, garlic, rosemary and mushrooms until lightly browned and transparent. Add wine and boil off alcohol, about 1-2 minutes, do not boil off completely, just half the amount. Reduce heat to medium low and add heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for amount 1 minute.

Pour sauce over the prosciutto wrapped asparagus in the baking dish or serve the sauce on the side.

Enjoy!

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. MikeG says:

    I just bought some asparagus myself today for the same sale price here in NY. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. I have the asparagus, wine and mushrooms, I’m off to the supermarket to get some bacon, we don’t find prosciutto in Brazil. *salivating seriously*

    AV

    1. juliewold says:

      Bacon is a great option too! Let me know how it turns out!!

      1. Turned out great, you can read about it on my blog: http://lifeisbutalabyrinth.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/sunday-slap-dash/

        All tongue in cheek, of course. Linked here.

        AV

  3. zqhmagic says:

    You have so many amazing recipes! I will enjoy trying this.

  4. I love the first photo! Crunchy, salty and savory… mmm! Nice recipe.

  5. Sugarcrush says:

    Great recipe…I love asparagus! I’ve done something similar but with regular bacon strips, and left out the heavy cream in making the sauce. I roasted the bacon-wrapped asparagus in the oven @ 400F for about 1/2 hour, meanwhile sauteing the onions and mushrooms with pepper and garlic in olive oil on the stovetop. Then poured the saute over the asparagus strips when they were done. Never thought of adding wine to the saute though….usually reserve cooking with wine either for veal marsala or chicken cacciatore. Next time, I’ll try the asparagus recipe with white wine. Thank you! 🙂

    1. juliewold says:

      Wine always enhances the flavor of any dish or sauce. I always have a few spare bottles in the fridge for when I cook. 🙂

  6. cvigliotti says:

    I found asparagus on sale today in Chicago. I will be making this tonight. Better yet, I have all the ingredients on hand. Thank you!

  7. Georgie says:

    Oh my! That is pure genius!

  8. NepaliToday says:

    Aspara! Want to try looks tasty!

  9. Patty Nguyen says:

    Yum! Several of my favorite flavors, all in one dish! Can’t wait to try. 🙂

  10. terrepruitt says:

    Oh yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Helena Land says:

    Looks so Yummy!! I will definitely try this one! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  12. Capt Jill says:

    that looks delicious! I like all the ingredients, I bet I would LOVE them all together.
    Thanks for sharing this one 🙂

  13. I love this combo of flavours!

  14. Diana says:

    These are gorgeous!!!! Mouthwatering! YUM!

  15. P&B says:

    Both recipe and photos look great. I will have to try this one when the asparagus in my garden come up.

  16. rachelmich17 says:

    We just got it at .99 a pound and I wish that I had seen this recipe first! YUM. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the like on my blog.

  17. Keith says:

    so looking forward to trying this

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