Roasted asparagus wrapped in Parma ham

Roasted asparagus wrapped in Parma ham
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 12 minutes to cook

It’s a classic way to serve seasonal asparagus, and so easy.

This recipe can be served as a side, starter or for brunch alongside soft boiled eggs, like in our asparagus and pancetta recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
107kcals
Fat
7.7g (1.6g saturated)
Protein
8g
Carbohydrates
1.4g (1.1g sugar)
Salt
0.1g
Calories
107kcals
Fat
7.7g (1.6g saturated)
Protein
8g
Carbohydrates
1.4g (1.1g sugar)
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of asparagus (about 24 spears), woody ends removed
  • Small handful fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 8 slices Parma ham

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Cook the asparagus spears in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, refresh in cold water, then drain again. Set aside.
  2. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the mint with the olive oil and lemon zest. Add to the asparagus and stir gently to coat.
  3. Make bundles of 3 spears and wrap each in a Parma ham slice. Place in a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until the ham is crisp.

delicious. tips

  1. If using a barbecue, place the asparagus bundles in a barbecue sandwich rack and cook until tender, turning halfway through.

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