No Croutons Required - Eggs

We are having a lovely spring and I suspect that is why we did not get many entries this month. All the same, the ones here are certainly worth a look. Please vote for your favorite dish in the comment section or via email. Do note that my submission, nor Jacqueline's, is not in the vote.

Our first entry is from Ren of Fabulicious Food. A feast for the eyes and a treat for the tummy, this British Asparagus Mozzarella, Tomato Egg Salad is a must try indeed. Hoping for better weather for a healthy crop of asparagus, here we have asparagus paired with soft boiled eggs, mozzarella cheese, plum tomatoes dressed with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest and freshly ground black pepper. Such a perfect salad to celebrate warmer weather. (UK)

I guess maybe the theme this month should have been asparagus. Fiona of London Unattached submits this Warm Asparagus Salad with Quail Eggs and Fennel Pollen. The pairing of eggs and asparagus is extra special here dressed with fresh lemon juice and garnished with fennel pollen. Fiona says the fennel pollen has "tiny flavour explosions of sunshine with just a slight taste of aniseed." I sure would like to try this dish. Simple but full of flavor and a treat for your dinner guests. (London, UK)

egg curry
My contribution this month is a South Indian Egg Curry. I don't eat eggs all that often, but when the craving hits, I like to spice it up. Lightly boiled eggs are oh so good with mustard seeds, onion, garlic, ginger, green chilies, turmeric, cumin seeds, cayenne, coconut, curry leaves, tomatoes, yogurt and parsley. Easy to prepare and a treat for those that have a spicy palate. (London, Ontario, Canada)

Next up is lovely Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook with this gorgeous Stracciatella - Italian Egg Drop Soup. I am getting hungry just looking at this dish that is comprised of porcini mushrooms, fresh spinach, beaten eggs, garlic, oregano, basil, ditalini (or other small pasta), red pepper flakes, Parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes. I so regret that I don't live next door to Susan. What an amazing dish and the presentation is superb. "And it can be ready in just about the same time as waiting for the guy with the bicycle to come to deliver your pint of the usual."(NY, US)

Now from David who posts on The London Fog we have a spicy dish here. My readers will just know that I could not resist these Eggs in a Creamy Tomato Curry Sauce. Aromatic and a delight to make, soft boiled eggs are included in a wonderful curry sauce made up of cumin seeds, curry leaves, shallots, fresh ginger, tomatoes, green chilies, cayenne, ground cumin, homemade curry powder, yogurt and seasoning. Yet another egg curry to get my appetite going. (London, Ontario, Canada)

Our last submission is from my dear friend Jacqueline and partner for NCR. I have long wanted to make this Carrot & Tiffin Salad with Caesar's Dressing. What is not to like about this salad that contains eggs, grated carrots, onion, curry paste, wholemeal bread whizzed into crumbs, and roasted cashews. To finish, salad leaves, more carrots and basil leaves, and an adaptation of my famous Caesar salad dressing made up of mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, garlic, wholegrain mustard, freshly ground black pepper, olive oil and freshly grated parmesan cheese. (Scotland, Uk)

Jacqueline with be hosting the June edition of No Croutons Required. Check back at the beginning of the month for the theme.


Benjamin Raucher said...

Some great recipes here. Pinenut cookies sounds really great


MapMaster said...

Been waiting for the first batch of the local asparagus, so the British Asparagus Mozzarella, Tomato Egg Salad sounds like my vote right now

Sharyn Dimmick said...

I vote for the Stracciatella -- I hate asparagus and only eat eggs if they have been scrambled or in custards and baked goods -- the yolks must be broken and mixed with whites for me to tolerate them.

Anonymous said...

I always fall for an egg curry and the South Indian Egg Curry looks warm and delicious!
-Anita in NY