White Asparagus with Smoked Salmon

White asparagus with smoked salmon is a traditional Flemish cold starter or main; it all depends how many of these people are willing to have. When I visited Brugge (Bruges for the French speakers), just after 1 day I needed to escape from that heaven of chocolate, mussels and chips or French fries. It was so addictive… then the infamous white asparagus with smoked salmon came along! I was trapped again! The only way to put an end to all this gorgeous food was to leave Belgium. Once back, I couldn’t wait to find these white asparagus and when I did, it didn’t take long to enjoy such a succulent delicacy again.

white asparagus with smoked salmon

  • 8 white asparagus
  • 200 g smoked salmon
  • 500 ml double cream
  • whole grain mustard
  • lemon juice
  • fresh parsley
  • white pepper powder
  • sea salt

METHOD Peel and remove the hard part from the end of the asparagus. Boil them in a large pot with salted water for 2 minutes. Remove from the hot water and submerge them in cold water.

In a bowl pour some double cream, add a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard, a splash of lemon juice, white pepper powder and a pinch of salt. Stir everything.

To serve, lay the asparagus on a plate, top the bottom part with a couple of slices of smoked salmon. Generously pour the cream all over the smoked salmon and part of the asparagus. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.

I am not a professional chef, but just an ordinary guy who loves international food, trying new flavours and cooking when I am in the right mood. I don’t usually follow recipes, unless they are too complicated and need to be read. I love using whatever ingredients are available at home and make my meals from scratch.

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