DH came up with this recipe after we saw something similar at a local restaurant. The challenge was a homebrew party where you had to either make something with beer or pair it with beer. This recipe did both, and won 3rd place (as judged by Michigan Beer Blog).
The original recipe was asparagus wrapped in brie and speck. We decided to up the ante by first boiling the asparagus spears in homebrewed amber beer. Then we wrapped it in feta and prosciutto (since I have no idea where to get speck. Costco to the rescue–we went with feta and prosciutto!)
The slightly sweet amber beer was an excellent contrast to the salty feta and prosciutto. It was a big hit, and was the only savory item that placed (first and second were ice cream and cheesecake).
The quantities in the recipe are “ish,” as you can wrap as much or as little prosciutto around the asparagus as you want.
- 1 pound asparagus spears
- 1 bottle amber beer
- 1 package prosciutto
- 4 oz feta crumbled
- In a skillet, boil asparagus and amber beer until asparagus is just softened and beer reduces a smidge.
- Let cool, then wrap the asparagus with prosciutto and sprinkle with feta
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