Roasted Green Asparagus

1lb green asparagus spears (about 25 spears)
1 tablespoon olive oil + more for greasing
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
6 slices Serrano or Parma ham

Serves 4-6
Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

In order to remove the tough parts of the asparagus, bend each spear until it breaks naturally. Discard lower ends. Spread asparagus onto baking sheet and toss in olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Toss again until well coated. Take 4 or 5 spears and wrap them in one slice of ham. Tighten ham with a small wooden stick (toothpicks work well). Repeat until all asparagus is used. Place the bundles back on the baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked. Serve immediately.

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