Prepare Miso Butter

  • Unsalted butter 10.5 oz
  • Shiromiso paste 5.3 oz

Prepare Asparagus and Eggs

  • Green asparagus, thick 2 bunch
  • Eggs, free range, fresh 10 each
  • White vinegar, as needed
  • Miso Butter, prepared 3 oz

Prepare Dish

  • Eggs, poached 10 each
  • Asparagus, prepared 30 each
  • Miso Butter, prepared 12 oz
  • Maldon salt flakes 1 pinch
  • Togarshi (Japanese 7 spices) 1 pinch
  1. Prepare Miso Butter

    • Use butter at room temperature. Combine with the miso and mix thoroughly. Season with pepper.
  2. Prepare Asparagus and Eggs

    • Trim the woody ends of the asparagus and then cut them in half lengthwise.
    • Heat a griddle pan. Baste the asparagus with Miso butter , season with salt and grill on both sides until tender, about 1-2 minutes per side.
    • Bring a wide, shallow pot of water to the boil, add a splash of vinegar and poach the eggs for 3 minutes, drain with a slotted spoon. If not serving immediately hold in a cold water bath.

  3. Prepare Dish

    • Divide the asparagus over the plates.
    • Top the vegetables with a poached egg (if not served right away reheat for 10 seconds in simmering water) and miso butter. Garnish the plates with shiso leaves and sprinkle with togarashi and Maldon salt flakes.


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