Asparagus with Ham, Bell Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar

You know those dishes you used to love as a child? This is a twist on an asparagus dish we used to eat when I was little. It graced our dinner table many-a-time, often on special occasions. I serve my asparagus in many different ways by now, but every now and again, I crave them just like this. 

Asparagus with Ham, Bell Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients (serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter):
14-16 asparagus spears
200g ham, thinly sliced 
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium size onion, finely chopped
6 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
salt

Instructions:
1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil and salt it slightly. Add the asparagus spears and boil for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and place the asparagus spears in a big bowl of icy cold water.

2. Wrap each asparagus spear in ham.

3. Pour the olive oil in a large skillet and add the onion. Fry for 2-3 minutes until glazed. Add the bell pepper and the balsamic vinegar and fry for 1-2 minutes more. Season with salt.

4. Arrange the ham-wrapped asparagus spears on a plate and top with the bell pepper mixture and juices from the pan. Ready to serve :)

Asparagus with Ham, Bell Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar

Asparagus with Ham, Bell Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar

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