Asparagus doesn’t need much at this time of year to make it really shine. Just a quick boil to make it simultaneously tender and crisp, and a topping of hard boiled eggs, capers and sea salt will do it. Serve with a side of toast and you have the perfect breakfast, brunch or starter to any spring meal.
Adapted from Plenty
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2 bunches of medium asparagus
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp capers, drained
1 tsp. sea salt
black pepper , to taste
1. Place the eggs in a small pot of boiling water and simmer for 9 minutes. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, keeping the water at a boil. Immerse the eggs in a bowl of cold water and let rest for a few minutes. Peel and grate them on a coarse cheese grater.
2. Trim the asparagus to remove the woody ends. In the same bowl of boiling water, add the spears and cook for 3 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain and split among four serving plates. Drizzle the oil over the asparagus and sprinkle with the capers, salt, black pepper, and egg.