Asparagus Rolls with Parmesan and Prosciutto

For a simple, but sure winner to start dinner, Frank Bordoni`s classic combo of asparagus, Parma ham and Parmesan works every time
By Frank Bordoni
Asparagus Rolls with Parmesan and Prosciutto
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 10 mins chilling
  • Effort: easy


  • 24 spears of young tender asparagus
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 6 slices Parma ham
  • 50 g parmesan shavings


1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and add the asparagus spears. Cook for three to four minutes, until tender. Drain and refresh, then season with lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and black pepper.

2. Lay a slice of Parma ham on a board or work surface, and scatter with Parmesan cheese. Place 4 asparagus spears vertically on the ham, so the tips are showing, and roll up the ham and cheese around the bottom two thirds of the spears.

3. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil, cover and refrigerate until 10 minutes before serving.

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