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Cazuela de Esparragos    Veg  HT  ACC  Spanish  40mins


From the Andalusia Region in Southern Spain


Serves 4    Hot   Vegetarian   Vegetables   Accompaniment   Spain



450g/1lb  Fresh Asparagus 



3 tbsp Olive Oil 

3 Garlic Cloves, halved 

2 slices Bread, crusts removed 

1/2 teasp Paprika 


2 tbsp Wine Vinegar 

3 Eggs 

4 tbsp Water 




1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3.


2. Cut the asparagus into 5cm/2inch lengths then add them to the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving the water. 


3.  Meanwhile, heat the oil in a flameproof casserole until hot, add the garlic and slices of bread and fry until golden. Remove the garlic and bread with tongs and set aside. 


4.  Reheat the oil in the casserole until hot, add the drained asparagus and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring from time to time. 


5. Place the fried garlic and bread together with the paprika, salt and pepper in a blender and crush. Add 240ml/8fl.oz. of the reserved asparagus cooking water and mix. 


6. Pour the bread mixture onto the asparagus, add the vinegar and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, adding more of the asparagus water if the sauce is too thick. 


7. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the water. Pour the eggs over the top of the asparagus in the casserole then transfer to the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until the egg mixture is set.  Serve hot.



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