Looking for an easy but slightly indulgent breakfast recipe? As it's asparagus season right now in the UK, we asked our BThoughtful contributor
Victoria to find out from her partner Pete, who co-owns an amazing local produce store 2 North Parade
, how he’d be cooking up this seasonal delight...
"There are so many great ways to eat asparagus; with homemade hollandaise, butter and lemon, in a risotto, tossed in a mixed salad with mozzarella, but my favourite is the fresh, rich, salty contrast of asparagus, eggs and bacon.
So here it is, his favourite seasonal recipe…
Asparagus soldiers with soft boiled eggs.
12 medium asparagus stalks, woody ends removed
12 slices of thinly sliced pancetta or bacon
Free range eggs
Sea salt and pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 220C. Wrap your asparagus stalks in the pancetta (or bacon) with the tips poking out, and place in a roasting pan. Drizzle with a little olive oil and roast in the oven for 10 mins, until crispy.
2. While the asparagus is cooking, carefully place the eggs into lightly salted boiling water, for 5 minutes, drain, cut off the lids and put them in egg cups.
3. Serve with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
4. Dunk your asparagus soldiers into the soft egg and enjoy.
If you're ever in Oxford then 2 North Parade
is well worth a visit. They work closely with local farmers, producers and suppliers who focus on the quality, integrity and provenance of their produce - giving customers the fresh taste of every season and the very best in artisan foods.
2 North Parade produce store, Oxford, OX2 6LX
You can also check out Victoria's latest project, an upcycled tote bag
tutorial, perfect for picking up your local shopping or sticking in your bag ready for when you need it.
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