My brother made this for lunch today after we returned from the farmer's market. It's a recipe he learned when he lived in Germany. It was simple and oh-so-so good. The smokey ham complements the asparagus and the lemony hollandaise brings the dish together.
For this he chose fat asparagus trimmed and ends peeled with a vegetable peeler. They were perfectly cooked and he put three or four spears together and wrapped them with a slice of ham and made tidy bundles. The new potatoes were boiled and served on the side, and the whole dish is topped with zingy-buttery hollandaise, in this case, from Knorr (which is actually terrific).
A beautiful meal in every way.