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Asparagus Wrapped in Serrano Ham

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Updated Apr 21, 2021
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Pillsbury Crescents
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  • 12 fresh asparagus
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ bread crumbs
  • 6 slices of Serrano ham, thin
  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)

For the sauce

  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover a baking tray with wax paper.
  • 2
    Wash the asparagus in fresh water and carefully cut 1/2 inch from the bottom.
  • 3
    Put the water in a large pot over medium high heat and bring it to a boil. Cook the asparagus for three minutes. Drain them and immediately put them in a container with water and ice, so they cool off and remain firm.
  • 4
    Cut the Serrano ham slices in half, lengthwise.
  • 5
    With a pastry brush, cover the asparagus with butter, roll them in bread crumbs and wrap them in Serrano ham, without covering the tips.
  • 6
    Open the can of Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls following the instructions. Cut each dough triangle into two pieces. Carefully wrap each asparagus with the dough, covering the Serrano ham.
  • 7
    Arrange the asparagus uniformly, two inches apart from each other.
  • 8
    Use a pastry brush to paint them with butter. Bake them for 12 minutes or until they’re slightly golden.
  • 9
    While the asparagus bake, prepare the sauce. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients. Set aside.
  • 10
    When the asparagus are ready, remove them from the oven, place on a serving tray and decorate with the sauce.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    You can use white and green asparagus.
  • tip 2
    For al dente asparagus, don't leave them in boiling water for more than 3 minutes.
  • tip 3
    Take the can of Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls out of the fridge when you're ready to use it. Otherwise, the dough will get too soft and you'll have a hard time separating the triangles to cut them.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Martha Salas Get-togethers featuring party bites are all the rage. They're a great opportunity to shine and enjoy preparing dishes that everyone will love. I particularly like taking care of my guests and serving them delicious, varied bite-sized treats. Wrapped asparagus, among others, are a great option and easy to prepare. In this time of the year, the spring, where the freshness and warmth of the season reign, I invite you to prepare with me fresh asparagus wrapped in Serrano ham and a soft, spongy dough. Serve them with a mustard-based sauce with lime and curly parsley. Have fun wrapping asparagus—green and white ones—and pay tribute to this marvelous season of the year!
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