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British Asparagus with Chorizo and Poached Egg

Some believe asparagus is an aphrodisiac...

Asparagus chorizo poached egg mainAsparagus is a rich source of the B vitamin folate, needed for healthy blood: an average portion (100g) provides over three-quarters of our recommended daily intake. Asparagus also provides good amounts of the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene, as well as a little vitamin E - all of which are needed for healthy skin and a healthy heart. Asparagus also has a mild diuretic effect, which can help with fluid retention and swollen ankles. And did you know that some people also believe that asparagus is an aphrodisiac? Try this recipe and see for yourself!

Recipe courtesy of British Asparagus

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins

Ingredients (Serves )

  • A bundle (approx 250g) British asparagus
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 110g chorizo, sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • Handful chives, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 210°C

2. Place your British asparagus into a roasting dish, add the olive oil and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

3. In a hot frying pan add the slices of chorizo. Cook on both sides for 2 minutes until the paprika oil oozing out of the slices.

4. Meanwhile place a pan of boiling water on the hob and bring to a fast rolling boil. When you have 3 minutes to go before serving crack your 2 eggs into the boiling water and immediately lower the heat to low-medium for 2 minutes. Then turn the heat off completely.

5. Remove the British Asparagus from the oven and place on a serving dish, sprinkle over the hot chorizo slices, and with a slotted spoon add the 2 poached eggs.

6. Finally drizzle over the paprika oil and finish with the chives.

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