Starters & Light meals

Poached egg with broccoli and burnt butter

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20 minutes
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  • 2 t vinegar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 400 g tenderstem broccoli
  • 4 T butter
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 100 g edamame or broad beans or peas
  • toasted flaked almonds or toasted roughly chopped macadamias, to garnish

1. Bring a saucepan of water to a simmer. Add the vinegar. Using a whisk, create a vortex in the water and crack 1 free-range egg into the vortex.

2. Cook for 4 minutes, then remove using a slotted spoon. (Learn more about how to poach eggs perfectly here.)

3. Poach 3 more eggs. Blanch the Tenderstem broccoli in salted boiling water.

4. Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat until brown. Add the lemon juice and remove from the heat.

5. Blanche the edamame or broad beans, or peas.

6. Place the broccoli in a dish and top with a poached egg, scatter the beans or peas over the dish, drizzle with the burnt butter and season to taste. Garnish with toasted, flaked almonds or macadamias.

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Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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    Lara Moyles
    1 October 2015

    I absolutely love anything with edamame in the recipe! I’ve been searching for these little beans for months, but haven’t found them. Does Woolworths stock them?

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