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Asparagus with Parma ham and balsamic dressing

Had this last night as a starter. It was really nice, more-so perhaps because I was ravenous. The amounts below serve 2 and result in 1 point per serving.

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 Ingredients
  600 g Asparagus, Raw, medium or thick
5 spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
1/8 teaspoons Black pepper
80 g Parma Ham, thinly sliced
  1 portion(s) Rocket, leaves (handful) or watercress
2 teaspoons Vinegar, All Types, balsamic
1 teaspoons (level) Dried Basil, leaves, to garnish

Instructions



  • Preheat a chargrill pan or grill and spray with low fat cooking spray. Season the asparagus spears with a little black pepper, then chargrill or grill them until they start to soften, turning them from time to time.

  • Tear the slices of Parma ham in half, then wrap the pieces around the warm asparagus spears. Serve them on top of the rocket or watercress, sprinkle a little balsamic vinegar over them, then garnish with a few basil leaves.


Notes



  • Trim the woody ends from the asparagus before you start, if necessary.

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