Starters & Light meals

Poached egg-and-atchar salad

10 minutes
5 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Villiera Chenin Blanc

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  • 3 T white wine vinegar
  • 4 extra-large free-range eggs
  • 100 g asparagus tips, steamed
  • 80 g baby rocket
  • 4 T mango or butternut atchar
  • For the dressing, mix:
  • 3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 6 T olive oil
  • chilli flakes, a pinch
  • cayenne pepper, a pinch
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Fill a saucepan two-thirds of the way with water and bring to the boil. Add the vinegar. Reduce the heat and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring to create a whirlpool.

Crack the eggs into the water and cook for 4 minutes. Remove the eggs using a slotted spoon.

Place each egg on a bed of baby rocket and asparagus tips and top with the atchar. Lightly drizzle over the dressing.

Siba Mtongana

Recipe by: Siba Mtongana

Siba Mtongana is a South African celebrity chef and television presenter known as the host of The Cooking Channel show Siba's Table.

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