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A B&B Landlady who trains others to run B&Bs and market them. Also run a very nice non stuffy B&B in the lovely Shropshire Hills. Love dogs!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Asparagus topped with poached eggs & hollandaise


Local Shropshire asparagus is now available at the Ludlow Food Centre and on Ludlow Market. I got a bit of a telling off by several people last week for eating it too early but as we also have it growing in our garden I'm guessing it's now in season!

I was reading today that asparagus can grow 5 inches in a day in hot weather.

I put it on as a breakfast special this weekend as I had a number of guests who seemed to be avoiding the meatier options.

To serve 4 people you need to make some hollandaise sauce - recipe here and poach 8 eggs - recipe here.

Steam the asparagus for 3-5 minutes. How long it takes will depend on how thick it is. test with a small sharp knife. I prefer mine on the crunchy side of just cooked.

Place 4-5 spears of asparagus on a hot plate, top with 2 eggs and a quarter of the hollandaise. Would be nice with some toasted crusty white bread or sourdough.

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