Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of current food trend, the Paleo diet. For those of you who don’t know it’s a diet/lifestyle that adheres to hunter/gatherer principles while focusing on whole, unprocessed foods like grass-fed meat, free range poultry, wild fish, vegetables, fruits, berries, and some seeds. Basically what a caveman would eat!



  • 12 asparagus spears
  • 6 prosciutto slices/strips
  • A little ghee for frying



  1. Wash asparagus and cut 2 cm off the ends. Cut prosciutto strips into two halves, going lengthways, you should end up with 12 strips.
  2. Place each prosciutto strip on a chopping board at a 45 degree angle. Place one of the asparagus spears on top of the meat, perpendicular to it. The tip of the asparagus should be lined up with the bottom of the prosciutto strip. Wrap the bottom end of prosciutto over the asparagus and holding the meat tight, start rolling the asparagus up. The prosciutto strip will wrap around the whole length of the spear because it’s on an angle. You can try a different wrapping method but I find this is a very quick to do it. Don’t worry if parts of the asparagus spears are not covered completely.
  3. Heat some ghee in a large, flat frying pan to sizzling hot. Fry wrapped asparagus spears for 1-2 minutes on each side or until prosciutto is brown and crispy.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes


Number of servings: 12 spears

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