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Asparagus with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Asparagus with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce

Method

  • Place a pot with water over high heat and add some salt. Let it boil.
  • Cut the stalks of the asparagus and if the skin is tough, peel it with a peeler.
  • Transfer to the pot and boil for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl with cold water to stop them from boiling and maintain their bright color. Transfer them to paper towels and set aside.
  • Transfer the pot with the water back on low heat. The water should not be boiling too much.
  • Take 2 mugs and add 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar in each one. Then, add one egg to each mug.
  • Add the rest of the balsamic vinegar into the pot with the water and use a ladle to create a vortex in the water. The vortex should be gentle.
  • Carefully transfer the eggs into the pot and boil them for 4-5 minutes.

For the Hollandaise sauce

  • Place a pot over medium heat and add the butter. Let it melt and start boiling.
  • Add the yolks, the mustard, salt, and pepper into a food processor and beat them until homogenized.
  • Slowly add the hot butter and keep beating until the ingredients are homogenized and become a thick sauce.

To serve

  • Put the asparagus on your serving plate and spread a little melted butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the poached eggs on top and spread the Hollandaise sauce. 
  • Add pepper, thyme, and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

289
Calories (kcal)
14 %

Calories

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.

27.0
Total Fat (g)
39 %

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.

15.0
Saturated Fat (g)
75 %

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.

3.1
Total Carbs (g)
1 %

Carbohydrates

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.

2.1
Sugars (g)
2 %

Sugars

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.

8.2
Protein (g)
16 %

Protein

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.

2.5
Fibre (g)
10 %

Fibers

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.

1.4
Sodium (g)
23 %

Salt

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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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