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Pan Fried Asparagus with Miso Mayonnaise and Nori Sesame Seasoning


Supermarkets have asparagus 12 months of the year. But this side of the year, it’s only available for a few short months in Spring. Make the most of it.

Unsurprisingly this luxurious vegetable pairs well with rich flavours like Hollandaise sauce or runny poached eggs. We’re taking this principle but giving it an umami hit.

Nothing beats homemade mayonnaise. It’s all about getting the balance right and using the best egg yolks you can find.


Miso Mayonnaise

  • 1 tbs white miso paste
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tbs rice wine vinegar
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Salt & pepper
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 50ml rapeseed oil

Nori Sesame Seasoning

  • 1 nori dried seaweed sheet
  • 1 tbs white sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • Pinch of salt

Pan-Fried Asparagus

  • 20 Asparagus spears
  • ½ tbs rapeseed oil
  • Pinch of salt


Using a stick blender, combine the miso, egg yolks, rice wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

Whilst blending, slowly pour in the oil until the mixture emulsifies.

Refrigerate and use within 14 days.

Toast the nori over an open flame and allow it gently crisp. In a food processor, pulse for a second until the nori has broken down into tiny specs.

Toast the black & white sesame seeds in a pan until lightly browned.

Then add the dried chilli, allowing it to release its flavour further.

Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container.

Break the ends off the asparagus at the natural breaking point, removing the woody base.

Using a pan with a lid, bring to a medium heat.

Once hot, add the rapeseed oil until it’s shimmering.

Pan fry the asparagus until it starts to colour on one side.

Place the lid on and drop the heat to allow the asparagus to steam for a minute.

Pour onto a kitchen towel & plate up.

To Serve

Spoon a little of the miso mayo onto the plate. Top with pan fried asparagus.

Sprinkle the nori & sesame seasoning generously.

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