Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus


  • 36 asparagus spears, trimmed, blanched

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

  • 6 oz. parmesan cheese

  • egg wash (see below)

  • 1 recipe hollandaise sauce (see below)

  • 12 slices prosciutto (6x1/2-inch ribbons)

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg

  • 1 Tbsp water

Whisk together.

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 6 oz. clarified butter

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch salt

Heat yolks over double boiler. Slowly whisk in butter. Finish with spices and lemon juice.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stretch puff pastry by 50 percent with rolling pin dusted with flour. Cut into 6x1/2-inch strips and brush with egg wash.

Sprinkle 4 ounces parmesan cheese onto pastry. Lay prosciutto on puff pastry (one piece per pastry). Lay 3 pieces of asparagus at a 45-degree angle on pastry with prosciutto. Roll pastry around asparagus, top to bottom.

Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese and bake 15-20 minutes.

Top with hollandaise and enjoy!