Asparagus and leeks with egg dressing

Asparagus and leeks with egg dressing
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 15mins
  • Cook: 20mins

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks with a Simple Egg Dressing


  • 400g new potatoes, with their skins
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • 4 small leeks, sliced
  • 15g butter
  • 150ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 medium hard-boiled British Lion eggs
  • 1tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp capers
  • 4-6 cocktail gherkins
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g smoked salmon, cut into strips


  1. Put the new potatoes in a pan of boiling water and simmer for 15-20min until tender. Drain well.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas Mark 4. Put the asparagus and leeks in an ovenproof dish. Add the butter and stock and season well. Cover and cook in the oven for 20min.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the eggs and put in a bowl with the parsley, capers and gherkins. Mix together the olive oil and wine vinegar in a separate bowl and season well. Add to the egg mixture and stir in.
  4. When the asparagus and leeks are cooked, sprinkle over the smoked salmon and chopped egg mixture and serve immediately with the new potatoes.

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