Soft Boiled Duck Eggs with Asparagus and Prosciutto

This is a delicate dish with fresh tender asparagus and creamy yolks of duck eggs. You can leave out the prosciutto for a vegeterain version.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes



  • 3 bunches of asparagus (24 sprigs), tough ends trimmed
  • 8 slices of prosciutto, sliced into 3 lengthwise

Duck Eggs

  • 6 duck eggs

To Serve

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch maldon salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Asparagus: Bring some water to the boil in a large saucepan and place the asparagus in it and allow it to simmer for 3-5 minutes until they are just cooked but still firm to bite.Drain them and wrap each asparagus sprig in one slice of prosciutto and set them aside in a warm place until ready to serve.
  2. Duck Eggs: Place the duck eggs in a saucepan of water and bring it to the boil then reduce it to a simmer and allow them to cook for 3 minutes (so that they are soft boiled). Remove them from the heat and serve.
  3. To Serve: Distribute the asparagus evenly among six plates and drizzle over a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place an egg on each plate in an egg cup. Serve