Friday, May 15, 2009

Curried Egg Salad w/Grilled Asparagus

Yield: Makes 8 servings

Note: Use any type of onion you like here, I've done this version of egg salad using yellow, white, and in this version I had a tiny red one on hand, so I grabbed for that.

10 good quality eggs
12 oz teaspoons curry powder (your favorite)
6 oz tablespoons plain yogurt
salt to taste
2 small onion, chopped
2 medium apple, chopped
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 small bunch of chives, minced
2 pounds fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces shaved parmigiano reggiano
1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch of concord

First off, you need to boil the eggs properly (the key to good egg salad!). Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by a 1/2-inch or so. Bring to a gentle boil. Now turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for exactly seven minutes. Have a big bowl of ice water ready and when the eggs are done cooking and place them in the ice bath for three minutes or so - long enough to stop the cooking.

While the eggs are boiling and cooling, combine the yogurt, curry powder and salt in a tiny bowl. Set aside.

Crack and peel each egg, and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add the curried yogurt, onions, apple, pecans, and chives. Now mash with a fork. Don't overdo it, you want the egg mixture to have some texture. If you need to add a bit more plain yogurt to moisten up the mixture a bit, go for it a bit at a time. taste and add more salt if needed. Enjoy as-is, or served wrapped in lettuce.

Preheat grill for high heat. Lightly coat the asparagus spears with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or to desired tenderness sprinkle parmigiano over top with sliced lemon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, love curry salads with grapes. Not sure why that combo works, but it does!