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April 4th, 2012 | 6:05pm

Restaurant Recipe: Shaved Raw Asparagus Salad with Scallion Vinaigrette

Destination Hotels & Resorts has challenged their chefs across the country to take part in the Destination Dish. Each month one ingredient is selected for the chefs to create a recipe around the chosen element and to incorporate it into their restaurant menu.  Be sure to check our blog each month for a new delicious recipe you can enjoy in the comfort of your home or at Luminaria. This month's featured ingredient is asparagus!!

Shaved Raw Asparagus Salad with Scallion Vinaigrette Recipe 
Serves 4 people as an appetizer

3 c  sauvignon blanc
1 tbs sugar
½ c scallions, sliced thinly
¾ c Spanish olive oil

In a sauce pot add sugar and wine, bring to boil. Reduce by ¾, refrigerate. 

1 bunch asparagus, shaved
1 c edamame beans, shucked
½ c scallions, julienned

With  vegetable peeler shave asparagus in to thin strips. Blanch the beans in boiling water for a minute then cool in ice water, drain and set aside.

When ready to serve, slowly add olive oil and scallions to reduction. Season with salt to taste.

In a large bowl toss asparagus and beans with vinaigrette.

On a salad plate or bowl, place a nice mound of the salad in the center, garnish with julienned scallion and more olive oil.

Posted by Brett Sparman, Executive Chef

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