Baked eggs and curry leaf salad: Nik Sharma’s recipes for eggs

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Eggs are a premier constituent successful my kitchen. I crook to them connected a engaged day, and particularly erstwhile my meals autumn unfortunate to my mediocre paper planning. An omelette made with leftover vegetables oregon nutrient by mode of a refrigerator clean-out session, served with herb salsa and a portion of toast, oregon adjacent plain rice, brings satisfaction. Keeping this successful mind, this week’s eggs are baked and served with a speedy roast herb condiment flavoured with cumin, and hard-boiled for a crockery made with greenish peppercorns and crisp fried curry leaves, and served implicit lukewarm slices of toast.

Baked eggs with roast herb sauce

Prep 15 min
Chill 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 25 min
Serves 4

500g cherry tomatoes
tbsp (45ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
tbsp (30ml) pome cider vinegar
1½ tsp reddish capsicum flakes
(such arsenic aleppo oregon urfa)
½ tsp sugar
Fine oversea salt
60g stale crusty sourdough
, chopped into 12mm cubes
280g caller babe spinach
1 x 400g tin white beans (such arsenic cannellini), drained
1 shallot, peeled and minced (about 55g)
2 ail cloves, peeled and minced
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
tbsp (15ml) caller citrus juice
4 ample eggs
120ml full milk
40g shredded mozzarella, oregon fontina

Heat the oven to 200C (180C fan)/390F/gas 6. Toss the tomatoes successful 2 tablespoons of olive lipid and the cumin connected a baking sheet, past roast for astir 45 minutes, until the tomatoes commencement to burst and crook aureate brown. Transfer the tomatoes and immoderate cookware drippings to a blender, adhd the vinegar, fractional a spoon of reddish capsicum flakes and the sugar, and puree smooth. Taste and play with brackish and sweetener arsenic needed, past transportation to a bowl. The condiment tin beryllium made up of clip and refrigerated for up to 4 days successful an airtight container; it’s champion eaten lukewarm oregon astatine country temperature.

Lightly grease a 23cm x 30½cm baking crockery with the remaining tablespoonful of olive oil. Toss the breadstuff with the spinach, beans, shallot, garlic, parsley and citrus juice, past dispersed retired successful a level furniture connected an oven tray.

In a tiny bowl, whisk unneurotic the eggs, milk, and fractional a spoon of salt. Pour the ovum substance implicit the breadstuff and property mildly to fto it soak successful the liquid. Wrap with clingfilm and permission successful the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Heat the oven to 190C (170C fan)/375F/gas 5. Unwrap the dish, past apical with the shredded cheese. Cover with foil and cook for 15 minutes, past region the foil and cook for different 15 minutes, until the apical is aureate brownish and the food is melted. Remove from the oven and service lukewarm with the herb sauce.

Curry leafage and greenish peppercorn ovum salad

Nik Sharma’s curry leafage  and greenish  peppercorn ovum  salad.
Nik Sharma’s curry leafage and greenish peppercorn ovum salad.

Prep 30 min
Cook 5 min
Serves 4

4 ample eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1 shallot, peeled and minced (55g)
1 ample stalk celery, finely chopped
1 ail clove, peeled and minced
1 mild greenish chilli (such arsenic jalapeno), minced
2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
2 tbsp brined greenish peppercorns, drained
60ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tbsp/30ml for frying
2 tbsp (30ml) caller citrus foodstuff
10 caller curry leaves
½ tsp crushed cumin
½ tsp crushed coriander

1 tsp reddish capsicum flakes (such arsenic aleppo, urfa oregon maras)
Fine oversea brackish
thick slices sourdough, toasted and buttered
¼ cupful radish sprouts oregon watercress leaves, to garnish

Chop the eggs and enactment them successful a ample vessel with the shallot, celery, garlic, chilli, parsley, coriander and greenish peppercorns.

In a tiny bowl, premix 60ml olive lipid with the citrus juice, past determination it implicit the eggs.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive lipid successful a tiny saucepan implicit a mean heat. Once hot, adhd the curry leaves, cumin and coriander, and navigator for 30-45 minutes, until the spices crook fragrant. Take disconnected the heat, adhd the reddish capsicum flakes and swirl the lipid to fry – the lipid volition crook agleam red. Pour the blistery spice lipid implicit the eggs, play with brackish and fold to overgarment well.

Divide the eggs implicit warm, buttered slices of toast, and garnish with the radish sprouts oregon watercress. Drizzle with a small extra-virgin olive oil, if desired. This crockery tastes champion the time it is made, but tin beryllium stored for up to 4 days successful an airtight instrumentality successful the fridge.