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Maple Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 229
Protein 20g
Fat 16g
Carbs 3g
Total Time 25 minutes

One of my all-time favorite snacks and side items – prosciutto wrapped asparagus.  If you’re not a fan of ham, then use turkey or even beef bacon.  This version has a faint sage and maple flavor just in time for the holidays.  Remember, treat this as a side dish or a snack, not a full meal.

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Maple Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients

Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 30 thick asparagus spears
  • 1lb prosciutto (about 30 thin slices)
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or balsamic glaze
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (OR raw honey or agave) – I used Simple Truth brand
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish
    • balsamic glaze
    • fresh chopped sage
Steps
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.  Add raw asparagus spears. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes, then immediately remove the asparagus and place them in a bowl of cold water so they stop cooking.  This also helps preserve their vibrant green color.
  2. Wrap 1 thin slice of prosciutto around 1 asparagus spear.  Repeat.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and spray with olive oil or avocado oil.  Once the skillet is hot, add the wrapped spears with the flap side down.
    • Note: You may need to cook the spears in batches depending on how large your skillet is.
  4. While the spears are cooking in the skillet, sprinkle in some sage and gently shake the pan to coat.  Then add the apple cider vinegar.  Shake the pan so the spears turn and get covered in the vinegar as well.  It will create steam – no worries! This helps to soften and wilt the spears.
  5. If needed, manually flip the spears using a tongs.
  6. When the top and bottom are seared, about 5 to 7 minutes, reduce the heat on the skillet, then add the maple syrup.  Immediately shake the pan to coat the spears and remove from the heat so the maple caramelizes and “candies” the spears.
  7. Garnish and serve while hot.

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Calories
229
Protein
20g
Fat
16g
Carbs
3g
Sodium
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.