Saturday, December 18, 2010

Grilled Asparagus With Poached Eggs And Parmesan

I decided to make a separate dish as I wasn't sure if the stuffed sardines were sufficient for the both of us. It was also a good excuse to savour the asparagus while they are still cheap and plentiful. This is great as an entree or a light lunch served with some crusty bread for the non dieters. It has been a crazy week and I am looking forward to doing a bit of reading and blog surfing on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend and happy cooking!

serves 2 as a side dish or one as a light meal
you'll need;
2 bunches of asparagus
3 very fresh free range eggs
a dash of white vinegar
a handful shaved parmesan or pecorino
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Trim and blanch the asparagus for 30 seconds. Refresh under cold running water and drain well.

Grill asparagus on a hot griddle or bbq.

To poach the eggs - add a dash of vinegar into a pot of simmering water and crack the eggs in carefully. Let the eggs poach gently until the white is barely set, remove with a slotted spoon.

Place poached eggs over the grilled asparagus; drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and scatter the shaved parmesan over.

The moment of truth - pierce the yolks and enjoy!


  1. Oh yum- we love poached eggs and have them almost every morning- never thought to make them like this!

  2. What beautiful eggs! Lovely pictures.

  3. I love this dish, 'cos I absolutely love eggs poached to perfection! yum!

  4. This could be a meal in it's self for me. I love the runny yolks.

  5. I love the runny yolks too. Nice combination with the asparagus.
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  6. I can't stop drooling right now! I need some tissue please...hehehe! :D

  7. Looks delicious! I think ill give this a try ;) thanx for sharing!

  8. Now this is definitely my kind of recipe! A dash of this and handful of that! I would love this anytime of day, perfect for Christmas morning! It's beautiful!

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  10. soooper cute , I say...loved ur neat visit mine..when you find sometime..
    Tasty appetite

  11. I am drooooling now! I need to stop reading food blogs when I'm hungry!

  12. That looks wayyyyyyyyy to healthy dude!!

  13. I love this dish. Sometimes I will add anchovies sauce...

  14. I think I could please my "asparagus-hater" at home , with this recipe :-)

  15. Asparagus and eggs is a great flavor combination. A very healthy meal too. I would prefer them over stuffed sardines :-)

  16. wow this looks amazing what a wonderful and simple combo

  17. dah lama tak buat nih.. mmg sedap sangat! tambah pulak xtra cheese tuh! lapar saya dibuatnya..

  18. Oh I didn't know I had to add a dash of vinegar into the boiling water when I do eggs poche'.
    I love this dish!

    B xx


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