Sesame Asparagus with Miso Mayo
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
A whole new way to cook and eat asparagus. These crispy coated spears, my friend, are truly addictive.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • A bunch of radishes
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 4 eggs
  • A bundle of asparagus
  • A handful of chives
  • A sachet of miso
From your kitchen
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Roasting tin
  • Pan
  • Couple of bowls
  • Whisk
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Preheat your oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas 7. Set a roasting tin on the top shelf to heat up. Get a pot of water on the boil.

  • 2.

    Halve any bigger radishes. Pick out any tatty leaves. Place in a large dish or on two plates.

  • 3.

    Pour the sesame seeds and cornflour into a dish. Season. Separate two eggs. Put the yolks in a heatproof bowl. Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt till frothy.

  • 4.

    Snap the woody ends off your asparagus (compost or save them for a pesto). Cut the spears into 4-5cm chunks.

  • 5.

    Dip them in the egg white. Coat, one by one, in the sesame seedy cornflour.

  • 6.

    Gloss your warmed roasting tin with 3 tbsp oil. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer. Roast for 15 mins or till golden and crisp.

  • 7.

    Add the remaining two eggs to the boiling water. Boil for 6 mins over medium low heat. Remove. Rinse under cold water. Peel. Halve. Arrange the eggs in the centre of your radish display.

  • 8.

    Dot the warm, crispy asparagus over the top. Whisk 1 tbsp miso and 1 tbsp boiling water with your egg yolks till smooth and creamy. Taste. Whisk in more miso or water till it's just right for you. Drizzle your dressing over the salad. Roughly chop the chives. Scatter over the top.

  • Tip

    That's (not) all yolks!
    The egg yolks in this mayo-style dressing are only lightly cooked with the boiling water. To cook them further, set your bowl over a pan with a little boiling water. Cook and whisk for 1 min or till thickened and cooked to your liking.

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