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9 June 2015

Baked asparagus with ham and cheese


 Once asparagus season started, you are surrounded by this magic vegetable... New recipe ideas, unknown taste combinations, same old asparagus. Today is a special day, when I want to share a special recipe with you. Why is it that special? Because it opens new side of simple product and is very easy and quick to make. Even for those, who are afraid of cooking ;)

I made the recipe number of times and my husband was surprised with new taste combination. So we tried white asparagus. Then green asparagus... Again white :) By the way, today for dinner we finished a portion of baked white asparagus with jalapeno chicken ham. D-E-L-I-S-I-O-U-S !

Ingredients:

500 g of asparagus (your choice - white, green, violet)
80 g mozarella cheese
20 g parmesan reggiano
100 g chicken ham
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry basil
1 tbs butter

Wash asparagus well and peel leaving only upper 3 cm untouched. For green type of this magic vegetable follow a different rule - peel only lower part: about 3-4 cm. Cut mozarella into little pieces (no matter which form, main thing - it will melt in the oven). Wrap each stick into one slice of ham (I prefer chicken ham, the higher mean percentage - the better), putting piece of cheese in between.

Preheat the oven up to 160°C. Place wrapped sticks onto the oven-tray. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and dried basil. Put a tiny piese of butter on each stick to add creamy texture. Bake for about 25 minutes. Before serving grate some parmesan on top to add some extra taste.

Here you go: dish of the season:)

Easy, quick and healthy.
Because good food is always a good idea.