White asparagus spears with Parma ham


Great as a starter or a lunch time snack, this tasty dish takes minutes to prepare.


8 white asparagus spear (you can use green if that’s all you can get) 
shaved parmesan slices

tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped

4 slices of parma ham 

3 tablespoons olive oil

– serves 2 –


1. Snap the ends off of the asparagus tips 

2. slice the parma hams slices into half and lay a few shavings of parmesan onto each piece 

3. wrap a piece of parma ham and parmesan around each asparagus tip 

4. Mix together the olive oil and thyme in a bowl 

5. Brush some of the oil onto the base of a baking tray and lay the asparagus spears on top. 

6. Brush each spear with the oil and thyme and pop into the oven on gas mark 6 for 15 minutes, or until the parma ham has crisped up. 



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