WHB#31: White Asparagus (aspiration) Salad with Ham from Parma

It’s getting warmer and we bought some new herbs and plants on a „gardener’s market“. 
Gärtnermarkt 001 From left to right: 
Already growing oregano, on the pavement parsley, curley and plain, tarragon and sage and two plants for a hanging basket. 

I bought tarragon, because my (current) favourite chef uses it in some of his recipes.. Terragon is more common in the French cuisine than in the German. It is always used fresh, except in Sauce béarnaise a famous sauce in the French Cuisine, you need both. In my newspaper I found an interesting sounding recipe for an

White Asparagus Salad with Ham from Parma

White Asparagus Salad with Ham from Parma

which contains tarragon. Before I planted the tarragon I picked some leaves for the salad. In this dish the aparagus is uncooked, so it might be an Asparagus Aspiration for Kevin.

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Title: White Asparagus Salad with Ham from Parma Button German
Categories: Salad
Yield: 2 Servings

500 grams Asparagus, white
2 teasp. Olive oil
1 dash Vinegar
100 grams Ham from parma, thinly sliced
1 pinch Sugar
30 grams Dried tomatoes, diced
100 grams Tomatoes, peeled, seeded, diced
Tarragon leaves to taste

=============================== SAUCE ===============================
100 grams Crème fraîche
1 teasp. Terragon, chopped
1 pinch Sugar

============================ DECORATION ============================
Old balsamico
Pine nuts, toasted

============================== SOURCE ==============================
based on:
Jochen Strehler, Haus Lüneburg, Kiel
Kieler Nachrichten, April 2006
— Edited *RK* 04/30/2006 by
— Ulrike Westphal

Peel asparagus and slice lengthwise like ribbon noodles. Add a pich
of salt 5 minutes before serving.

Season asparagus with pepper, 1 pinch of sugar, add a dash of
vinegar and olive oil if necessary. Add diced tomatoes and tarragon

Rub out the salad bowl with fresh cut clove of garlic.

Tepify crème fraîche with chopped tarragon, salt pepper and a pinch
of sugar and beat lightly.

Carefully combine the filmy sliced ham of parma, the sauce and the

Arrange on plates and garnish with balsamico and pine nuts.

Enjoy with freshly toasted bruschetta.


Kevin Weeks from Knoxville, Tennessee, is a personal chef, cooking instructor and food writer. To say he was a busy man is an understatement.

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3 thoughts on “WHB#31: White Asparagus (aspiration) Salad with Ham from Parma

  1. Foodfreak (Gast)

    Geht bestimmt auch in gruen
    Das sieht überaus lecker aus. ich glaube Parmaschinken läuft in Amiland zumindest primär unter ‚prosciutto‘. Ob man das auch mit grünem spargel machen kann? Der BaM mag lieber grünen…

  2. ostwestwind

    Grün geht mit Sicherheit, wobei ich von den weißen, hauchdünnen „Spargel-Bandnudeln“ echt begeistert war und mein bEva fand das auch seeeehr lecker und hat um Wiederholung gebeten ;)


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