Best oven roasted asparagus with poached eggs, parmesan and ham, a super healthy and delicious breakfast and brunch recipe that is ready in well under 15 minutes . Posh enough to be served on special occasions, and surely a lovely healthy treat for Easter and every day delish.
Don’t you just love this gorgeous green colour? Asparagus is one of my favourite vegetable, it makes a brilliant side dish for any roast, although it is so tasty on its own too. You can choose to boil it, but if you really want to enjoy maximum taste, you have to roast it. It becomes so tender and tasty, and the addition of olive oil and parmesan brings so much flavour. This is not any parmesan roasted asparagus, but a real treat, you will feel like you are having a meal in an expensive restaurant, even if you enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.
Shame that asparagus can be pretty expensive off season, a bunch can cost around £4, which, if you ask me, it’s just ridiculous. Isn’t it outrageous that junk is forever on deal, yet healthy stuff is so dear. I mean, for £1 you get tons of chocolates and crisps. It’s so unfair, isn’t it? And then we wonder why people don’t eat healthily. Well, not hard to guess why.
Is it just me or snapping asparagus stalks is great fun? It almost comes close to popping bubble wrap in terms of fun ways to relax. I know, still a child, hey! And if that has not convinced you yet to buy some asparagus, then you should know how healthy it is. Packed with vitamins and minerals, and highly nutritious, asparagus also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and it has been used as a medicinal vegetable for thousands of years.
I know that ideally we should eat a wide range of fruit and vegetable on a daily basis, but green stuff is really amazing. And tasty too! So, what is your favourite egg brunch recipe? Poaching eggs really is super simple, not to mention that it’s a way healthier way than frying, for example. You can make this dish vegetarian by serving it without ham, or perhaps you can add quorn or some mushrooms. Either way, it’s delicious. Oh, since we are talking about breakfast recipes, how about a nice omelette, in case you fancy something else too? I have this amazing omelette, it goes down a treat every single time.
Best oven roasted asparagus with poached eggs, parmesan and ham, a super healthy recipe for a super delicious brunch.
- 1 bunch of asparagus spears
- 1 tbsp grated parmesan
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 egg
- 2 slices of ham
- juice from half a lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
Take the end of each asparagus spears between your thumb and forefinger and bend until it breaks.
Transfer to a baking tray, drizzle olive oil over and season with salt and pepper.
Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (400 Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes until tender.
Remove from the oven, and sprinkle grated parmesan over. Drizzle some lemon juice over it too for extra fresh taste.
To poach the egg, bring a pan of salty water to the boil over a medium to high heat, crack the egg in and let it cook for about 5 minutes until the egg white is set. Leave it for longer if you like your egg yolk hard, rather than runny.
Serve the asparagus with the egg and slices of ham.