Jammy Eggs With Creamy Feta Sauce and Asparagus

Jammy Eggs With Creamy Feta Sauce and Asparagus

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This fresh dish highlights a spring favorite – juicy asparagus – while making new use of your trusty spice drawer. Salty, creamy feta sauce makes for a special savory hit, and the herbaceous, crispy spices showered over everything bring unexpected flavors together in a delectable way.

Serves
Prep Time
Cook Time
2
10
15

Ingredients:

2 pasture raised eggs
1 bunch asparagus, rinsed, woody ends snapped off
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for frying fennel
1-2 teaspoon pink peppercorns
Flake salt, optional, to season the eggs

 

For the Sauce:

can be prepared up to 3 days in advance (you will have enough sauce leftover for another use)

8 oz French feta
3 tablespoon plain yogurt
2 tablespoon La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:

In a blender, combine all sauce ingredients until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour prior to using.

In a small saucepan, bring an inch of water to a boil. Carefully lower the eggs in and cover. Cook for five minutes, then remove eggs using a slotted spoon and allow to cool to room temperature. Peel when cool enough to handle.

In the same pan, place a steamer basket and return water level to one inch. Place asparagus in basket, cover, and steam until bright green and fork tender, about 5 minutes. Shock spears in an ice bath until cool to the touch, then drain. Set aside.

In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat to fry the fennel seeds. When it begins to shimmer, add the seeds. Stir around pan a few times to coat fully as they sizzle. When seeds become fragrant, about 3 minutes, they are ready. Transfer fennel seeds and oil to a small heat proof dish.

Swirl spoonfuls of feta sauce as a base layer onto plates. Pile the asparagus then nestle in the eggs, cut in half, alongside. Spoon fennel seeds and oil onto all, followed by a confetti shower of pink peppercorns. Enjoy!

Recipe & Image by Melina Hammer