Fresh Green Asparagus on Smoked Fish Fillets
25 mins (prep 15, cooking 10)
8 ingredients
4 servings
This is an appealing and easy little starter. We had a similar starter somewhere in France, and it was great in its simplicity. Buy the smoked fish at a deli or shop: the best would be smoked trout fillets, but smoked angelfish or salmon would be fine. I use green asparagus because we're not very fond of the white ones. Recipe serves 4.

Categories:  african , fish , free-of... , appetizer , low-carb , diabetic , low-in... , time-to-make , very-low-carbs , <-30-mins , gluten-free , south-african , asparagus , vegetable ,
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  • 20 -24 asparagus spears, green (preferably sizeable ones)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar (a pinch, as we used to call it)
  • 3 1/4 ounces butter (100g)
  • 12 ounces smoked trout (or other smoked fish fillets, try to buy 4)
  • ground nutmeg (to garnish) (optional)


Serving Size (114.14 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 292.22 Calories from Fat 218.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24.3g 149.57%
Saturated Fat 12.81g 256.19%
Trans Fat 0.76g %
Cholesterol 98.85mg 131.8%
Sodium 483.03mg 80.5%
Total Carbohydrate 0.32g 0.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.32 g %
Protein 17.86g 142.89%
Vitamin A 624.11IU% Vitamin C 0.43mg%
Calcium 42.28mg% Iron 1.28mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
asparagus spears, ground nutmeg