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Liechtensteiner Asparagus Appetizer (Spargel Appetitihappen)

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Liechtensteiner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Author International Cuisine


  • 4 pieces toasted rye bread cut into squares or cute shapes to make 8 pieces
  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup capers chopped finely
  • 8 asparagus fresh
  • 8 oz smoked salmon
  • zest of a lemon


  • In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, fresh dill, lemon juice and capers, set asides
  • Put on a pot of water to boil the asparagus for just a couple of minutes. You want them to turn bright green yet not get soft so they still have a bite to them (al-dente)
  • Remove the asparagus and put in ice water to stop them from cooking.
  • Cut off the tip plus a bit of the stem and wrap each one individually in a slice of smoked salmon.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the toasted rye bread.
  • Place the wrapped asparagus on each piece of toasted rye bread
  • Zest a lemon over the top of each to garnish.