Asparagus, anchovy and eggs en cocotte

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 bunches of asparagus, thinly sliced
  • 1 anchovy fillet, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp each ground cumin and coriander
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tsp pouring cream
  • For garnish: coriander leaves
01   In a frying pan, heat olive oil and sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add asparagus spears, reserving heads of 1 bunch, and anchovy. Cook for 5 minutes, or until asparagus is tender, then add cumin and coriander. Cool slightly.
02   Spoon asparagus mixture into the base of 4 1-cup-capacity ramekins, break an egg into each, drizzle 1 tsp pouring cream into each and top with reserved asparagus heads. Steam for 8 minutes or until eggs are just set. Serve immediately.
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