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This carpaccio of white asparagus is a spectacular looking appetizer! Did you know that raw white asparagus are so tasty?

Carpaccio of White Asparagus

This carpaccio of white asparagus is a spectacular looking appetizer! Did you know that raw white asparagus are so tasty?
Course Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine Belgian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 176 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh white asparagus
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh tarragon chopped
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • a handful grey North Sea shrimp peeled (optional)
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. First peel the asparagus. Place them horizontally on a clean chopping board and hold them with one hand by their heads. Then with your free hand carefully run a vegetable peeler from the heads towards the cut end. Turn the asparagus as you go until you have removed every inch of the tough skin.
    This carpaccio of white asparagus is a spectacular looking appetizer! Did you know that raw white asparagus are so tasty?
  2. Trim the bottom parts.

    This carpaccio of white asparagus is a spectacular looking appetizer! Did you know that raw white asparagus are so tasty?
  3. Once peeled, slice the asparagus lengthwise into thin strips while holding the head steady. Don't push too hard because the asparagus breaks easily.
    This carpaccio of white asparagus is a spectacular looking appetizer! Did you know that raw white asparagus are so tasty?
  4. In a small cup or glass combine the sesame oil, the olive oil and the white wine vinegar. Season with a little pepper and salt. Stir these ingredients into a light dressing.
    This carpaccio of white asparagus is a spectacular looking appetizer! Did you know that raw white asparagus are so tasty?
  5. Check the seasoning of the dressing and add extra salt, pepper or white wine vinegar to taste if necessary. Place the curly strips of shaved white asparagus onto plates and drizzle with the dressing. Finish with a little pinch of salt, the chopped tarragon and the sesame seeds. Serve the carpaccio chilled.
    This carpaccio of white asparagus is a spectacular looking appetizer! Did you know that raw white asparagus are so tasty?