Asparagus, Ham, and Lemon

Asparagus, Ham, and Lemon

Chef John

"This simple dish is fast to make and perfect for spring."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 141 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 278 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in prosciutto and cook until crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Place asparagus in the skillet, and toss gently until coated with oil.
  3. Pour in water and cover with lid; cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove lid, stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute with lid on.
  5. Remove lid and cook uncovered until the spears are still crisp but tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze lemon juice over the top.

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This is one of the best asparagus recipes I have ever used, and I LOVE asparagus. The only change I made was to add garlic into the oil with the prosciutto, and then again with the asparagus. ...

Most helpful critical review

Asparagus flavor lost in too much oil.

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This is one of the best asparagus recipes I have ever used, and I LOVE asparagus. The only change I made was to add garlic into the oil with the prosciutto, and then again with the asparagus. ...

Delicious! The best asparagus I've ever had.

Was looking for a recipe to use up some leftover Easter ham and a pound of fresh asparagus but wasn't in the mood for something creamy. This filled the bill! I increased the amount of ham to 8...

This was absolutely scrumptious. The lemon really brought out the flavor of the asparagus. The texture was perfect, crisp, but cooked. I used pancetta because I had some left over from another r...

So easy to cook and delicious! Ham, asparagus and lemon plus garlic... It's just perfect combination! You do not need to change a thing about this recipe. Guaranteed.

Asparagus flavor lost in too much oil.

Occasionally you come across a combination of flavors that is simply heaven. It may be out of season for asparagus, but the store had these lovely thin stalks that were so sweet and tender I jus...

It was okay, tasted mostly like regular asparagus. Medium high heat, is maybe too hot. I had the burner between 6 an 7 (out of 8) and that seemed to hot the ham was going to burn if cooked in o...

Love this! I saute the garlic with bacon cut in thin 1/4" pieces, then add the asparagus and cook as instructed. After adding the lemon I top with a little Parmesan cheese. Perfection!

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