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Poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and asparagus

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and asparagus


For the asparagus

  • In a deep pot, add salted water to boil and fill a bowl with water and ice cubes. 
  • With a peeler, peel the asparagus stalks until you reach their tips. 
  • Wash them and cut the stalks with your hands. 
  • Tie them in bunches and dip them vertically into the boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until they remain crunchy. 
  • Remove them from the pot and dip them in the bowl with the ice-cold water right away. 
  • Drain them and pat dry with a tea towel.
  • Put them in a bowl, add the olive oil, the salt, and set them aside until needed.

For the hollandaise sauce

  • Add the butter into a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and transfer to the microwave for 1-1,5 minutes at 800 Watt to melt. 
  • In a bowl add the vinegar, the water, the mustard, and the egg yolks.
  • Place the bowl above a pot with simmering water (bain-marie).
  • Whisk the egg mixture constantly until it is fluffy.
  • Remove the bowl from the pot and keep whisking. 
  • Slowly add the melted butter, season with salt and pepper, and transfer the sauce to a small bowl.

For the eggs

  • Place a piece of plastic wrap over 2 ramekins and press it inwards with your hands, until it touches the bottom and each ramekin is lined nicely.
  • Add some olive oil, salt, and pepper into each ramekin.
  • Carefully crack 1 egg into each ramekin. Carefully wrap the plastic wrap by removing the air, and creating small pouches for the eggs. Tie a knot on each pouch so that they won’t open up.
  • Tie each pouch on to the handle of a wooden spoon and balance the wooden spoon on the edges of the pot.
  • Make sure that the hanging pouches are completely submerged in the water of the pot and cook them for 3-4 minutes.
  • As soon as they’re ready, remove them from the pot and add them into a bowl full of ice-cold water.
  • Remove the eggs from the bowl, cut the knots from the pouches with a pair of scissors, and remove the plastic wrap carefully.
  • Serve the eggs on a plate along with the asparagus, pouring over the sauce and sprinkling with a little tarragon.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
20 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
56 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
85 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
1 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
25 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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