I Love Lemon Asparagus Wrapped in Smoked Salmon

I Love Lemon Asparagus Wrapped in Smoked Salmon

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8 Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herb Tea Bags
4 cups water
1 lb fresh asparagus (approx. 30 stalks), peeled, and tough ends trimmed away
4 oz. light cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
8 oz. thinly sliced smoked salmon

Yield: Serves 10


This elegant hors d'oeuvre is surprisingly simple to prepare, and is as delicious as it is beautiful. By parboiling fresh asparagus in Bigelow® I Love LemonTM Herbal Tea, it becomes subtly infused with flavor and the perfect compliment to smoked salmon. A touch of herb cream cheese holds the wraps together for an impressive presentation.

In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a gentle boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

Remove tea bags, return saucepan to the heat and bring to a boil. Add asparagus and 1½ teaspoons of salt to the pan.

Parboil for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus and immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water (to stop the cooking). Drain and pay dry. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, fresh herbs and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir to combine.

Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture (about ½ teaspoon) on each slice of smoked salmon.

Roll up one stalk of asparagus in each piece of smoked salmon, leaving the tips of the asparagus exposed (making it easier to pick up).

Arrange on a platter and serve at room temperature.

Nutritional Information:

Serving size   About 3 pieces

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 59
 Protein  6 grams 13%
 Carbohydrate  3 grams 1%
 Total Fat  3 grams 4%
 Alcohol  0 grams
 Cholesterol  11 milligrams 4%
 Saturated Fat  1 grams 6%
 Monounsaturated Fat  0.5 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  0.3 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  1 grams 4%
 Total Sugar  2 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  41%
 Carbohydrate  19%
 Total Fat  40%
 Alcohol  0%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  698 milligrams 29%
 Potassium  171 milligrams 5%
 Vitamin A   80 Retinol Equivalent 12%
 Vitamin C  4 milligrams 7%
 Calcium  32 milligrams 3%
 Iron  1 milligrams 8%
 Vitamin D (ug)  4 micrograms 39%
 Thiamin  0.09 micrograms 6%
 Riboflavin  0.1 milligrams 6%
 Niacin  2 milligrams 8%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  0.1 milligrams 6%
 Folic Acid  30 milligrams 7%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  0.7 micrograms 12%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Low in Cholesterol
Sugar Free
Low in Fat


I Love Lemon Asparagus Wrapped in Smoked Salmon

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