Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shaved Fennel and Asparagus Salad

Shaved Fennel, asparagus, onion salad

All the restaurants are doing it, you should too - shave. I noticed shaved Brussels sprout, shaved fennel, shaved Parmesan Regianno, shaved endives, shaved 'insert your favorite vegetable.' Shaving vegetables yield an elegant presentation.

I really love the first "shave" of fennel, the strong aroma of licorice wakes me up. I opted for a shaved theme salad - fennel, onion, asparagus, and Parmesan. I used a mandolin for the fennel and onions and a vegetable peeler for the asparagus and Parmesan.

No waste in Bonnibella's house, I used the fennel flowers in my vinaigrette.

Shaved Fennel and Asparagus Salad
per serving

2 shaved fennel slices
3 asparagus
1 shaved red onion slice
as much Parmesan Regianno as one desires

Fennel and Asparagus

Lemon Fennel Flower Vinaigrette

6 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoon of lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of minced fennel flowers
1 Tablespoon of minced shallot or garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all of the ingredients together.

Shaved Fennel, asparagus, onion salad

Happy Saturday!


foodhoe said...

that looks lovely, great photos! I love shaved fennel too, it's much more interesting than say, celery...

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