Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Easter Everyone: Classic Buttery Asparagus, Eggs & Salmon

Happy Easter to all of you!
It's friday which means it's almost weekend, thank god! And it's a long weekend... one that we haven't had in a while now. So while everyone is going home to their families and is gaining at least a couple of kilo's worth of chocolate, eggs and lamb, I will be home alone! :( Eh, that's the downside of living abroad I guess. But it's fine, my weekend will be full of cooking, running, watching movies and some dancing! Doesn't sound all too bad to me.

Do you already know what to make this weekend? If not, let me help you with that by giving the easiest recipe ever. What is more easterly than asparagus?? Ok lamb and artichokes... but you will have to wait another day for those recipes. Last night I had an easter dinner with my dear roommate Chiara and we had the traditional (in my family it's considered traditional anyways) green asparagus, eggs, salmon and a butter vinaigrette; it turned out simple & super tasteful.

Ingredients: serving 2

  • 400 gr green asparagus
  • 200 gr smoked salmon
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 gr butter
  • chive
How to make it:
Get two pans with water boiling. One should be really tall in order that the asparagus fit in, and the other one is for the eggs so a smaller one is fine. Once the water gets boiling, add the asparagus and eggs to cook.
Asparagus take circa 10 minutes.
Eggs to your choice:
- soft = 5-6 minutes
- medium = 7-9 minutes
- hard = 9-10 minutes
While they are cooking, melt the butter in a little pan and add the chive once it's all liquid.
Now all your ingredients are ready to place them on a plate. Drizzle the butter sauce over the eggs and asparagus and you're done.


Easter Dinner: Asparagus, Eggs & Salmon

Buon Appetito
Chef Steph


  1. Mmm, looks really great, but I prefer the fantastically white asparagus which is easy to find in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Other places in the world will have to do with the green ones, which are actually the same as white except that they have been exposed to the sun.

    Happy Easter!!

  2. ps: i did not know the little fact about sun exposure and that the whites then turned green! good to know!!!!

  3. This would make my Easter complete. Gorgeous and delicious :)