Poached duck egg with English asparagus, cured ham and grain mustard dressing

servings 4
15 minutes

Ingredients

Poached duck egg

  • 4 duck eggs
  • 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar

English asparagus

  • 16 asparagus spears
  • salt
  • black pepper

Grain mustard dressing

  • 25g of grain mustard
  • 50ml of olive oil
  • 10ml of white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of honey

To plate

  • 4 slices of Parma ham
  • 1 tbsp of chives, finely chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper

Method

1
Combine the mustard, olive oil, honey and vinegar and mix well to create the vinaigrette. Set aside
  • 50ml of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of honey
  • 10ml of white wine vinegar
  • 25g of grain mustard
2
Prepare the asparagus by removing the woody bases and peeling
  • 16 asparagus spears
3
Bring 2 large pans of water to the boil and heavily season one of them with salt. Add 2 tbsp of vinegar to the other one
  • 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar
4
Crack the eggs into 4 individual cups and, using a whisk, stir the vinegar water vigorously to create a whirlpool. Working quickly, gently place the eggs one by one into the center of the whirlpool and allow the water to simmer
  • 4 duck eggs
5
Poach the eggs for approximately 3 minutes until still runny inside. Lift from the water with a slotted spoon and keep warm
6
In the last minute of egg poaching time, place the asparagus in the salted water and boil for 1 minute until tender. Remove, season with salt and pepper and keep warm
  • salt
  • black pepper
7
On four warm serving plates divide the asparagus spears and place a slice of ham over them. Top with a warm egg and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Season the top of the eggs with salt and pepper and sprinkle with some chopped chives
  • 4 slices of Parma ham
  • 1 tbsp of chives
  • black pepper
  • salt