I try and fix whole food, healthy, nutritious meals as much as possible when I'm home so that I can give myself some grace when I eat out at a restaurant. It's all about balance. Am I right? That doesn't mean that there aren't times when I have to rely on short cuts like frozen vegetables and precooked rice to get dinner on the table and believe me when I tell you that not every meal that I serve is a full-on culinary event.
In the summer we eat a lot of big salads and grilled chicken for dinner. Summer also means super simple side dishes - ripe tomatoes with basil, fresh green beans from the garden and sliced vegetables with hummus. Freshly sliced watermelon and strawberries qualify as perfectly acceptable dessert options during the hottest months of the year too.
Different rules apply for summer meals as opposed to Fall and Winter meals. Things that are normally served as side dishes in the Fall become the main courses for our lighter summertime meals. This prosciutto wrapped asparagus is a perfect example of that. I serve grilled asparagus alongside baked ham, grilled chicken breast or even a beef tenderloin in November and December but I eat it as an entree in the summer. Believe it or not, a plate of prosciutto wrapped asparagus is a super satisfying summertime meal.
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
16 asparagus spears
8 this slices prosciutto
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Grill asparagus bundles 6-8 minutes until spotty brown.
Transfer to a platter and serve with lemon wedges.
I'm the only asparagus eater in the house, so when I bring it home from the grocery store, I have to eat ALL of it. I've had to come up with some new and creative ways to prepare asparagus so that I don't get tired of eating it - four days in a row. Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is one of my new favorite ways to enjoy this delicious vegetable. This recipe didn't turn my family into asparagus fans like I had hoped but don't let that discourage you from trying it. What can I say? They don't even eat cauliflower.
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