When asparagus is in season, best to try to work it into as many dishes as possible. I grow a small patch of asparagus and decided to develop a recipe that would be easy to make and tasty. This is a lovely, light pasta dish that you'll enjoy every spring.
You can easily turn this into a vegetarian dish by omitting the ham from the recipe.
We really enjoyed this pasta dish! I made a few minor adjustments (only used 3 Tbls. butter; and just kind of added the herbs by sight, not really measuring). I also chose to use penne pasta, rather than the linguine, but you could really use any pasta that you like. My Italian husband gave this 5 stars, which he doesn't do very often. This is going on the "do again" list. - 14 May 2013 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)