Who doesn't need a quick appetizer in their bag of tricks? All these ingredients are easily found in the supermarket and can be put together in a snap.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine asparagus tips, water, and kosher salt in a skillet; bring to a boil and cook until asparagus is tender to the bite but still crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain asparagus in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Drain and pat asparagus dry with paper towels.

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  • Place a piece of ham on a work surface, curved side of ham towards the top. Put 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese in center of ham and top with 2 asparagus spears, tips pointing to curved side of ham. Fold left and right sides of ham over filling, and tie bundle together with a chive. Repeat with remaining asparagus, ham, goat cheese, and chives.

Cook's Notes:

Asparagus can be blanched, refreshed, drained, then chilled in a sealable plastic bag 2 days ahead of time.

Bundles can be assembled 1 day ahead and kept chilled in an airtight container until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 3.4g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 13.1mg; sodium 340.5mg. Full Nutrition
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
Asparagus just screams spring to me! My spears were thin so I put 3 spears per bundle and cut them a bit longer than the 3 inches recommended. If you don't care for goat cheese use Boursin or cream cheese with chives. The chives in the market were pretty short so I use the tender thin green onion sprouts. Delicious and very pretty! Read More
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