Out Takes

Shaved Asparagus Disaster

June 13, 2015


I wanted to try a shaved asparagus salad I saw in a magazine. This recipe called for  asparagus  (love), proscuitto (love) and Parmesan cheese (love).  Recipe seemed easy enough, use a vegetable peeler to shave the asparagus into ribbons. I tried on a plate first, with no success. Maybe the peeler wasn’t sharp enough? Pressed harder, this is stupid, I tell myself. I decide to Google and watch a video and find out the “proper way”. Flat surface, press hard, thick end to thin. After getting two or three “ribbons” from three stalks, I know this is not worth it. Realizing at this point, I am not sure I like raw asparagus all that much. I have it in salad occasionally, but would I like it if it was the entire salad (prosciutto and cheese or not). I taste a ribbon, then a second and determine this salad based on time and effort is will not be worth it, especially on a weeknight and on top of that before I am out of town for two days.

Feeling ambitious find the link here Shaved Asparagus Salad. If you try it, let me know how it turned out!