Fresh Asparagus & Smoked Salmon SandwichSmoked salmon gets a new treatment in this Fresh Asparagus & Smoked Salmon Sandwich. Photo courtesy California Asparagus Commission.




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April 2010

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Asparagus Recipes

Page 6: Fresh Asparagus & Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Smoked salmon with cream cheese on a bagel, check. Smoked salmon and cream cheese with capers and red onions on pumpernickel, check. And now for something different: smoked salmon and cream cheese with asparagus and red onions on crusty bread. on a This is Page 6 of a 12-page article. Jump to the recipe below. Click the black links below to view the other pages.


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Dinner Entrees:

Asparagus Sides:


Fresh Asparagus & Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Recipe yields 6 servings.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese (light or regular), softened
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground coarse black pepper or to taste
  • 24 large asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 6 crusty Italian rolls or French rolls, lightly toasted
  • 12 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings


  1. Thoroughly mix cream cheese, lemon zest and black pepper. Reserve.
  2. Put asparagus into a large skillet of boiling, salted water. Return to a boil; boil until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain well; spread on paper towel to cool.
  3. To assemble sandwiches, spread 1 generous tablespoon of reserved cream cheese mixture on sliced rolls. Divide salmon in 6 portions. Layer onion rings on bottom of roll, then 1 portion salmon and 4 asparagus spears, interspersing asparagus between slices of salmon. Cover sandwiches with tops; cut in half at a diagonal.

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