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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Apple Cider Gastrique + Sparkling Apple Cider Martini

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Apple Cider Gastrique
Thinly sliced prosciutto, halved lengthwise
Asparagus, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup apple cider
2 ounces apple cider vinegar

Cut off bottom portion of asparagus stalk to trim. Fill large skillet with water up to approximately one inch deep and bring to a boil. Drop in asparagus stalks and parboil for approximately 30 – 50 seconds, depending on the thickness of the asparagus stalks. Remove asparagus stalks with tongs and shock by submerging in a large bowl of ice water. This stops the cooking process and sets the bright green color of the asparagus. 

Remove asparagus spears from ice bath and dry thoroughly on paper towels. In the meantime, halve prosciutto slices lengthwise. Once dry, wrap each asparagus spear with a halved slice of prosciutto. Wrap the prosciutto slice diagonally so that you cover the length of each spear with the prosciutto. 

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add wrapped asparagus to the heated skillet and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes until each stalk is heated and the prosciutto is lightly browned. 

To make the apple cider gastrique, mix apple cider and apple cider vinegar together. Over medium heat, bring liquid to a boil. Reduce here to low and simmer until mixture thickens to a syrupy consistency. Remove from heat and let cool. Drizzle gastrique over prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears. 


Sparkling Apple Cider Martini
1/8 cup cognac
½ cup apple cider
1/8 cup sparkling wine
Green apple, sliced
Pomegranate seeds

Chill beverage ingredients in advance. For garnish, cut apple into thin “matchstick” slices. It’s important to cut the apple garnish just before serving. Soak apple matchsticks in lemon juice to prevent browning. Mix liquid ingredients and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with apple and pomegranate seeds as desired. 

Beverage adapted from the kitchn