Free Spring or Summer Recipe

Spring is a time when two great British foods come in to season; Jersey Royal potatoes and asparagus. We are delighted to offer this free recipe, which is a delicious choice for a light meal on a warm day. Serves 4 people (or 2 hungry people!).

Salad of Jersey Royals, Soft Boiled Duck Egg and Grilled Asparagus

225g of Jersey Royal potatoes, cooked and halved
16 asparagus spears
4 duck eggs
1 knob of butter
Olive oil
Black pepper

To serve
2 handfuls of rocket
2 handfuls of parmesan shavings
1 dash of balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat a generous splash of olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the potatoes until golden brown. Place on some kitchen towel and keep warm.
  2. Trim the bottoms of the asparagus. Heat a griddle pan with a little olive oil. Add the asparagus, season with salt and pepper and keep the asparagus moving until cooked.
  3. Test with a small knife, they should still have a slight crunch.
  4. To cook the duck eggs, bring a small pan of water gently to the boil with the vinegar and salt. Add the eggs and simmer for 6 ½ minutes then refresh under cold running water and gently peel when cool.
  5. To serve, arrange the tips of asparagus on a plate. Cut the duck eggs in half and place the eggs on top of the asparagus. Scatter over the Jersey Royals, rocket and parmesan shavings. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  6. Enjoy!

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