Asparagus, Ham, and Lemon

Asparagus, Ham, and Lemon

Chef John 21687

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


15 m servings 141 cals
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  • 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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  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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  1. 16 Ratings


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.

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...

Asparagus flavor lost in too much oil.

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.

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 also great with bacon bits & a few more seasonings to your taste.

This recipe was excellent I don't like asparagus but this was the best I ever had. and I will add it to my 5-star recipes Thanks Chef John. I rate this 5 stars

I loved the flavor the lemon gave it at the end. The ham didn't really seem necessary. Asparagus has such a strong wonderful flavor on its own without the ham or prosciutto. Will definitely make...