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
6 duck eggs
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch maldon salt and freshly ground pepper
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.
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.
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