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Asparagus, Ham, and Lemon

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"This simple dish is fast to make and perfect for spring."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 141
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 141 calories; 11.5 7.6 5.6 12 278 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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.

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...

Asparagus flavor lost in too much oil.

Loved this simple and refreshing asparagus recipe! I used one tablespoon of oil based on some comments and next time around I would cut back on the lemon juice a little. Thank you!

Simple and really tasty. Let’s the ingredients speak for themselves and only took as much time to cook as stated. Prepared by a 10 year old!