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Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto Panini


Ingredients

  • 1 Pound asparagus
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 focaccia, sliced into four pieces
  • 8 Ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly

Directions

Preheat the panini grill to medium-high heat.

Rinse the asparagus and break the ends off of each spear (if you hold onto each end and bend the spear, it will naturally break in the right place). Discard the ends. In a large bowl, toss the asparagus in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for about 3 minutes, until cooked through and grill marks appear. Set aside.

Turn off the grill and carefully clean the grates. Reheat the grill to medium-high heat.

For each sandwich: Slice the focaccia in half lengthwise. Place a slice of prosciutto inside the bottom half. Top with 1/4 of the cheese and as many asparagus spears as will fit securely. Close the sandwich with the other focaccia half. Grill 4-5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Slice the sandwich in half, serve immediately, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Servings4

Calories Per Serving306

Folate equivalent (total)100µg25%

Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg22.6%


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Panini

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Trim stalks barely longer than the bread slices. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large saucepan and add water to just below the basket. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds to cool drain.

Using kitchen shears, cut each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Starting at the base of an asparagus spear, wrap 1 halved prosciutto piece around the asparagus spear diagonally to the top of the spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Spread four slices of the bread with mustard. Place four prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears horizontally on each mustard-topped bread slice. If desired, top with arugula. Add two slices of cheese to each sandwich, arranging slices to completely cover bread. Brush the remaining four bread slices lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Place bread, vinaigrette sides down, on top of cheese.

Preheat a panini grill according to manufacturer's directions (or see tip, page xx) place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in grill. Close lid cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


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