Butter Roast Asparagus With Poached Egg & Chorizo

Quick to make, this recipe combines chorizo, fresh organic eggs and new season asparagus and is a must for a springtime brunch or as an easy lunch or supper. Serve with crispy chunks of sourdough too.


Serves 2

Total Time

15 Minutes


50g of cooking chorizo, diced
1 /2 tsp of rapeseed oil
15g of butter
8 spears of asparagus, woody stalks removed and sliced in half on an angle
2 spring onions, thinly sliced on an angle
2 organic eggs
1 slice of sourdough, torn into chunks
Pea shoots or fresh, roughly chopped parsley to garnish


Step 1

Start by roughly chopping the chorizo into 2cm pieces and adding to a pan set over a medium heat with the rapeseed oil. Fry for a few minutes or until the chorizo starts to render some of its fat. Add half of the butter to the pan with the asparagus and a good pinch of salt. Cook gently for 1-2 minutes, tossing the pan every now and then before adding the spring onion. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes until the asparagus is just tender.

Step 2

Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil, add a splash of vinegar and then turn down to a simmer. Gently crack in the eggs. Place a lid on the pan, remove from the heat and set aside for 4 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the asparagus, spring onions and chorizo from a pan and divide between two plates. Return the pan to the heat with the remaining butter and torn sourdough. Fry for 1-2 minutes or until the bread has soaked up all the juices and is lovely and crispy. Scatter over each plate, pouring over any of the remaining pan juices too.

Step 4

When the eggs are ready, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, allowing any excess water to drain off. Place one onto each plate, scatter over your pea shoots or parsley and dive in.

Recipe courtesy of Daylesford.com

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