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Seared Country Ham-wrapped Asparagus

September 24, 2011 |

Seared Country Ham-Wrapped Asparagus | Flavor, NC

Recipe courtesy of Ken Gordon, chef/owner – The Gamekeeper
as seen on episode “Goodnight Brothers Country Ham“, season 1

Serves 6

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 6 slices Goodnight Brothers thin-sliced country ham
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly Cracked Pepper

Trim away the fibrous base of the asparagus then blanch in seasoned boiling water for a couple of minutes until cooked but still crisp. Shock in an ice bath to cool. Wrap asparagus with ham in groups of two to five, depending on size of asparagus. Sear in hot pan or on griddle with a plash of olive oil until ham is lightly bronzed on all sides. Place on serving dish. Serve hot or room temperature with a light drizzle of balsamic reduction, crumbled goat cheese, roasted tomato slices and cracked pepper.

To make balsamic reduction, simply cook ½ cup of balsamic vinegar in a small pan until reduced by at least half. Test by drizzling a few drops of reduction on a room temperature plate, waiting a few seconds for it to cool, then test consistency with your finger.

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  1. lois foster says:

    where is Goodnight Brothers country ham located?

    • Flavor, NC says:

      They are located in Boone, North Carolina. You can find their products in grocery stores and restaurants throughout the state.

  2. Richard says:

    I looked for Goodnight Brothers in Moore County with no luck, so I tried the recipe with both Black Forrest and Prosciutto hams. They were both great, Prosciutto being the better flavor, yet more expensive. Great Recipe!

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