Watch Chef John prepare “one of the most delicious asparagus salads I’ve ever had.” Asparagus spears are shaved with a potato peeler, and the thin shavings are topped with strips of fried pastrami and served with a super-simple Dijon mustard, rice vinegar, and olive oil dressing. It’s so easy. The fried pastrami strips are a wonderful salty, crispy complement to the fresh raw asparagus. That's right, you don’t need to cook the asparagus at all. Just add the tasty dressing and a touch of salt to the asparagus and (because this is Chef John) cayenne. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Shaved Asparagus Salad. The sweet, grassy flavors of asparagus really shine through with this preparation.