White Asparagus with Shrimps

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. Haha, I feel that I say that about all veggies. But no, for sure, its top 5. I usually use green asparagus when making side dishes or in salads. But when I want to appetizer/starter I turn to white asparagus. White asparagus is not as elegant and light as green asparagus. It’s heavier and more filling. Therefore I feel it needs to be the main star of the dish, unlike green asparagus that can have a supporting role. This is a really simple, easy appetizer just using good quality ingredients and letting them talk for themselves.

Asparagus and seafood go so well together. As mentioned, I wanted to create a simple, light and easy appetizer with just three ingredients. So I chose two things that I love the most; asparagus and shrimps.

Ingredients for the White Asparagus with Shrimps:

  • White asparagus
  • Shrimps
  • Dill
  • Salt

White Asparagus with Shrimps

Easy, fresh, light and tasty
Course Appetizer, Light Lunch
Cuisine Scandinavian
Keyword Dairy-Free, Easy, Gluten-Free, Light, Quick, Summer
Servings 2


  • 6 White asparagus shaved (the top layer)
  • 100 g Shrimps peeled
  • Dill, to garish
  • A pinch of Salt


  • Peel the asparagus with a potato shaver.
  • Cut the bottom 1-2 cm (the dry part).
  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Lower the heat to medium, add the asparagus and salt and let it shimmer for 7-10 minutes (depending on how soft you want them).
  • Meanwhile peel the shrimps, so that you have about 100 g of peeled shrimps.
  • Put on a plate, top with shrimps and dill.

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