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Asparagus, Ham, and Lemon

Asparagus, Ham, and Lemon

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Chef John

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

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Nutrition

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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:
  • 375 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

nurse cooksalot
14
5/5/2012

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. I also used some leftover chicken stock I had around instead of the water. YUM

leeremick
4
3/15/2012

Delicious! The best asparagus I've ever had.

foodie41
1
2/15/2014

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 recipe. The result was perfection! Another superb Chef John recipe!