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Roasted Asparagus w/ Balsamic Reduction and Poached Egg

I know it sounds a bit crazy but it was mighty good. Poached eggs can be a bit intimidating but go with confidence and you’ll do fine. I’m very picky about the texture of my eggs and would have been more impressed if I left them to simmer a lot longer for a harder yolk. Paul said he was surprised the combination was so good. Obviously I ate the eggs separate from the asparagus because it’s not a natural combination. The reduction pretty much has to boiling for 3-5 mins for it to actually reduce, which I didn’t know before hand. It was all in all a positive experience and a keeper recipe. It only takes 15 minuets too!

Ingredients:
1 medium thick asparagus bunch, tough ends removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse salt
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
4 large eggs
2 ounces shaved Parmesan

Directions:
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet with a rim, toss asparagus with oil. Season with salt. Bake until asparagus is lightly browned and tender, 15 to 18 minutes (timing will vary depending upon thickness of asparagus).

~In a small saucepan, cook balsamic vinegar and sugar over medium-high heat until syrupy and reduced to 3 tablespoons, about 6 minutes.

~Meanwhile, bring a large skillet with 2 inches of water to a simmer over medium heat. Add cider vinegar and season with salt. Break one egg at a time into a cup, then tip cup into pan. Simmer until whites are set and yolks are soft but slightly set, about 3 minutes. With a slotted spatula, scoop out eggs one at a time and drain on paper towels. With a paring knife, trim edges. 

~Divide asparagus among four plates and drizzle with reduced balsamic. Top with shaved Parmesan and an egg.

For the two of us I did 2 eggs each and 1 bunch of asparagus, there were no leftovers.

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