White Asparagus And Serrano Ham


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White asparagus and Serrano ham
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-03-27, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 02-04-2021

30 minutes 4 people Starters
White asparagus and Serrano ham


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  • 20 white asparagus (5 p.p.)
  • 20 thin and small Serrano ham slices
  • a few small fresh spinach leaves, or use other kinds like corn lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • knob of butter
White asparagus and Serrano ham ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large pan or asparagus pot
  • vegetable peeler
  • large bowl
  • small bowl
  • whisk

White Asparagus And Serrano Ham

30 minutes 4 people Starters

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Preparation -- 25 minutes

Peel the white asparagus. Use your finger to feel if you didn’t miss any little piece, cause the peel will be very stringy. Chop about 1 cm of the bottom and place the asparagus in cold water to prevent them from becoming brown.

You can use the peels for creating a lovely asparagus soup. PLACE the peeled asparagus in a large pan, or use an asparagus pot, and fill with water. ADD butter, 1 teaspoon sugar and salt to it to create flavorful water. Don’t let it come to a boil, let it simmer on medium-low heat for about 15 minutes. They are done when you can slightly bend them.

Meanwhile, you can create a simple dressing by combining sour cream, 1 teaspoon sugar, olive oil, lemon juice and season with pepper and salt. Chop the chives for garnish and set aside.

If needed, you can rinse the spinach leaves.  

White asparagus and serrano ham
White asparagus and serrano ham

Finishing the white asparagus and Serrano ham -- 5 minutes

Remove the asparagus and arrange them on the plates. The water is very flavorful now, so you can also use this to create the soup. Divide the serrano ham, spinach leaves and dressing.

Garnish this lovely salad with fresh chives. Enjoy!

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