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Prosciutto and Grilled Asparagus with Whole Grain Mustard

Updated February 23, 2016

When I was growing up, my dad and I had an ongoing asparagus arrangement: I would cut off the tips of my asparagus spears and trade them for his ends. While most asparagus eaters like the tender tips best, to this day I still prefer the fibrous-textured stalk and would happily swap tips for ends if anyone offered. In this simple first course, asparagus is grilled, then layered with prosciutto and dressed with mustard cream. I hope it’s delicious enough to disappear before your guests have a chance to debate which end is better.

You can make the whole grain mustard sauce a few hours ahead. If you don’t have a grill, roast the asparagus on a baking sheet for 5 to 7 minutes at 400°F.

6 servings

Cooking Methodgrilling, roasting

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Courseantipasto/mezze, appetizer

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, low carb, peanut free, tree nut free

Equipmentgrill

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturecreamy, meaty, savory, smoky, tart

Type of Dishvegetable

Ingredients

  • 1¼ pounds asparagus, pencil-thin variety
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • ½ cup creme fraiche
  • 12 thin slices prosciutto di Parma or San Daniele
  • ½ lemon, for juicing
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Light the grill 30 to 40 minutes before you’re ready to cook.

Snap the ends off the asparagus to remove the tough woody portion. Toss the asparagus on a baking sheet with the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and some pepper.

Stir the mustard and crème fraîche together in a small bowl, and set aside.

When the coals are broken down, red, and glowing, drape the prosciutto over a platter. Grill the asparagus 2 to 3 minutes, until slightly charred and tender.

Arrange the asparagus on the prosciutto and drizzle the mustard crème fraîche over the top.

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