Learn how easy it is to make this grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus this summer! It's the perfect easy grilling side dish.
The other day I came home from a long day at work and immediately started working on dinner. In cheerful spirits I began gathering all of my ingredients from the pantry and fridge and setting them out on the counter. As I began working, Steven stopped me. He thanked me for coming home and having a desire to cook for us after a long day of work. Then he looked at me with a puzzled face and asked if I could explain why I love coming home and cooking.
There's something about cooking that forces me to slow down. As y'all know, I am not very good at saying no to a full plate. But with cooking, it's fairly difficult to multi-task and do things on my computer while I'm cooking. Cooking forces me to focus on one thing, preparing a meal for us.
always Azi's favorite place...right at our feet as we are cooking.
I don't cook because I feel like it's my "wifely duty" to be in the kitchen. I don't cook to impress our house guests or to impress my husband. Even though I am preparing a meal for us, in a lot of ways, I cook for me. I cook to destress, to use my hands to create, to stop thinking about anything but the task at hand.
Slowing down after I get home from work for an hour or two helps me be present. It helps me play with Azi for a few minutes or dance in the kitchen with Steven (which by the way, even though it's in my house, I still get embarrassed when he wants to dance randomly- he's so sweet!). It allows us to catch up on our days and on the details we probably left out while we were texting throughout the day.
This Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a result of one of those days where I just needed to get in the kitchen. Luckily I had my trusty helper to help me make this easy side dish. I leave the grilling to my husband, but the prepping is something I can definitely help out with!
What I love about taking this time to cook is that I have never felt like it was time wasted. Even on my busiest evenings, it is time well spent and I honestly feel more productive after taking that little time for me and to spend with Steven.
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 8-12 ounces of prosciutto (fresh or packaged)
- Start by cutting off about an inch from the bottom of the asparagus (this cuts off the really stalky part of the asparagus)
- Wrap a half piece to full piece of prosciutto around the asparagus
- Continue with remaining asparagus
- Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and add cracked pepper to taste
- *NOTE: Prosciutto is extremely salty naturally so I don't recommend adding ANY salt
- Cook on grill at low heat for 6 minutes on each side
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
For any inquiring minds, the steak is a London Broil with McCormick's Smokehouse Maple and Apple Wood Dry Rub. Cooked 5 minutes on each side on medium low heat. The meat will continue to cook slightly as it "rests" after it's off the grill, so factor that in when you check to see if your meat is cooked to your liking! Pair it with this Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus and you're all set!
How do you balance convenience and slowing down in the kitchen?