Green baked eggs with new season asparagus
A delicious and speedy dish bursting with fresh asparagus, zingy chilli and salty feta.
- CourseMain meal
- Prepare10 mins
- Cook15 mins
- Total time25 mins
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 x 200g packs Waitrose Early British Asparagus, trimmed and cut into 4cm lengths
- Bunch salad onions, roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 pointed spring cabbage, halved and shredded (thick core discarded)
- 1 green chilli, sliced
- Few drops lemon juice
- 20g feta cheese, crumbled
- 4 Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Add 1 tsp oil, season the asparagus and fry, turning now and then, until charred in places, for about 3 minutes; lift out of the pan and set aside.
Lower the heat, add the remaining 1 tsp oil and sauté the salad onions, garlic and cumin for 1 minute. Throw in the cabbage and ½ the chilli, season and fry for 3 minutes, tossing regularly. Add the lemon juice, ½ the feta and the asparagus. Turn the heat to medium-low.
Using a spoon, make 4 holes in the mix of vegetables, then crack in the eggs. Cover the pan with a large sheet of foil (it doesn’t need to be very tight) and leave for 5-7 minutes, until the whites are set but the yolks are still soft. Uncover, take off the heat and season the eggs. Serve scattered with the remaining chilli and feta.
A limited crop of British early asparagus is available in April (the main crop is May). It has a slightly sweeter flavour and subtle purple tint to the tip.
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