Roasted asparagus wrapped in ham is perfect as an aperitif, as a side dish or a starter. It is a classic recipe which can be prepared in advance, and if you have been to Spain, you might have seen these asparagus spears on the tapas menu.
What species are the best for roasted asparagus
We like to use the pencil thin asparagus as they don’t need peeling, they cook quickly, and are just the right size for a bite with an aperitif. If you can’t find thin asparagus, use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer skin.
Select a decent quality of prosciutto or Parma ham and add grated Parmesan cheese if you like. Personally, we prefer not to as we find the saltiness of the ham is enough without extra from the Parmesan.
Also read our other asparagus recipes.
Roasted Asparagus wrapped in Ham
- 12 pcs green asparagus
- 12 slices of ham
- Peel the asparagus if needed and cut the stalks into even lengths.
- Wash and dry the asparagus well, then wrap with the ham slices.
- Roast for 10-15 minutes until the asparagus are cooked.
- The total cooking time depends on the thickness of the asparagus spears.