Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 tablespoon(s) fresh orange juice

  2. 1 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice

  3. 1 tablespoon(s) pickled ginger juice (see Note)

  4. 1 teaspoon(s) soy sauce

  5. 2 teaspoon(s) wasabi powder mixed with

  6. 2 teaspoons water

  7. 1 (small) shallot , minced

  8. 1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil

  9. Salt

  10. 1 cup(s) panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

  11. 1 pound(s) (medium) asparagus , trimmed

  12. 2 (large) egg yolks , lightly beaten

  13. 4 (large) eggs , at room temperature

  14. Canola oil , for frying

  15. Radish sprouts , for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the orange juice, lime juice and pickled ginger juice with the soy sauce, wasabi mixture and minced shallot until combined. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Season the citrus-ginger vinaigrette with salt. Put the panko in a large, resealable plastic bag and crush the bread crumbs finely with a rolling pin.

  2. Bring a wide, deep skillet of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Using tongs, transfer half of the asparagus to a large plate and the remaining asparagus to a bowl. Add the egg yolks to the bowl and toss to coat the asparagus. Transfer the coated asparagus to the bag and shake to coat with the panko.

  3. Return the asparagus water to a simmer. Carefully crack each whole egg into a small bowl and slip each one into the water. Poach over moderate heat for 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, carefully transfer the poached eggs to another plate.

  4. Heat 1/4 inch of canola oil in a medium skillet. Add the breaded asparagus and fry over high heat until they are golden and crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer the fried asparagus to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  5. Spoon the citrus vinaigrette onto 4 plates and add the blanched and fried asparagus. Top with the poached eggs, garnish with radish sprouts and serve right away.

  6. Notes: Pickled ginger juice is the liquid found in a jar of pickled ginger. It's available at most supermarkets.


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