Try this great dish with poached egg with grilled asparagus and some Spanish Serrano ham.
Simple as usual but since asparagus, ham and eggs go together like.. well asparagus, ham and eggs why not try this recipe. It more or less is exactly what it looks like, grilled fresh asparagus, a slice of Spanish serrano ham and a poached organic egg, a little bit of salt, pepper and olive oil and it´s time to eat.
The only tricky thing about this is probably to poach the egg. What I do is i carefully crack the egg into some white wine vinegar and a little bit of water and let it sit there for about ten minutes, this will make the egg hold together a little bit better, use a tea mug or small soup bowl to crack the egg in.
Then the egg will have a round bottom to rest on. Then I carefully add the egg to salted almost boiling water and then turn off the heat. Using a spoon carefully make sure the egg doesn´t stick to the bottom. After about five minutes carefully lift out the egg and trim it on the sides if necessary. Serve.
Poaching eggs is not as hard as some say but it does require a little bit of training. So I do recommend to practice a few times if you are planning to serve this when you have some guests at home. It does get harder if you are serving many people. One alternative then could be to poach the eggs in more than one pot or just serve a warm soft boiled egg, less elegant but equally tasty.
Poached egg with grilled Asparagus and Serrano Ham
12 fresh green asparagus
4 organic eggs
4 slices serrano ham
2 tbsp olive oil
white wine vinegar (for preparing the egg)
Trim the asparagus and brush it with olive oil and then grill it until almost cooked through. Add a slice of serrano ham to a plate and then poach the egg as instructed above. Add the egg and asparagus to the ham and season with salt, pepper and olive oil. Serve.