This is an easy way to upgrade asparagus.
Simply wrap parboiled asparagus in ham (in my case spiced ham from the
deli) and then bake it for few minutes and it's done. It is THAT easy to make.
the asparagus pieces (use the ones with thicker stems) into strips
slightly longer than the length of the ham. Parboil the asparagus, then
plunge into ice water. Meanwhile, remove moisture from the ham by
blotting with kitchen towels. If the slices are thick, cut the ham in
half (using a whole thick slice will result in pieces that are too
bulky!), otherwise leave the (thin) ham slices alone. Wrap an asparagus spear in a piece of ham and secure with a toothpick (I cut a double-edged toothpick in half). Arrange single layer in a baking dish.
in a preheated 375F oven for about 5 to 10 minutes, just until the
asparagus spears are warmed through. Remove the toothpicks (the ham
should not unravel!) Serve immediately.