Mother’s Day Lunch with Nulaid Free Range Eggs

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Nulaid Free Range EggsMother’s Day is right around the corner, and cooking a delicious meal made with love is one way to make mom feel special. If you’ve got mains sorted but still need a tasty side, we’ve created a delicious salad using Nulaid Free Range Eggs, that’s the perfect balance to a hearty Sunday lunch.

Nulaid Free Range Eggs

Nulaid Free Range Eggs are fantastic for bulking up dishes and making them more nutritious. Whether boiled, fried, poached or scrambled, Nulaid Eggs are super versatile. Personally, we love boiled eggs with a jammy centre – exactly how we’ve made them in this vibrant salad.

Shaved Lemon Broccoli and Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs

Complete your Mother’s Day lunch with this wholesome salad.


The Secret to Making Jammy Eggs

Boiled eggs seem fairly simple to make, but getting the yolk just right can be tricky… the secret is all in the timing, and using them at room temperature for best results. To get the perfect jammy centre, boil your Nulaid Free Range Eggs for just long enough – six minutes is the sweet spot. Pop them in an ice bath once ready, to prevent them from cooking further and to preserve the yolky centre. Lastly, pair them with delicious ingredients…

Shaved Lemon Broccoli and Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs
Shaved Lemon Broccoli and Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs

Brighten up your salad with fresh greens like Tenderstem broccoli, wild rocket and peas. Elevate it by creating ribbons from the broccoli stems – mom will be impressed!

For zesty flavour, marinate the broccoli ribbons in lemon juice, zest and olive oil. Plate your greens, and top with those deliciously jammy eggs. Add tasty texture and nutty flavour with toasted almonds and shaved Gruberg cheese. Once ready to serve, drizzle with creamy honey-mustard vinaigrette for the ultimate bite. Delish!


Recipe: Shaved Lemon Broccoli & Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs

Complete your Mother’s Day lunch with this wholesome salad.

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Difficulty: easy 

Shaved Lemon Broccoli and Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs

Ingredients:

Mustard Vinaigrette

3 Tbsp (45 ml) white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp (30 ml) Dijon mustard
small piece of onion (about 50 g)
1 clove garlic
1 tsp (5 ml) honey
½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
a crack of black pepper
¾ C (180 ml) mild extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

1 Tbsp (15 ml) wholegrain mustard

Jammy Eggs

6 large Nulaid Free Range Eggs

Lemon Broccoli 

230 g Tenderstem broccoli
zest & juice of ½ lemon
2 tsp (10 ml) mild extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
pinch of salt and a crack of black pepper

To Assemble

50 g fresh peas, blanched and refreshed in ice water
40 g wild rocket, washed
50 g roasted and salted almonds
small handful pea shoots
50 g Gruberg cheese, shaved (or Parmesan or Grana Padano)

Method:

Mustard Vinaigrette

Combine the vinegar, Dijon mustard, onion, garlic, honey, salt and pepper in a blender and blitz until smooth. Add the oil in a steady stream while the blender is running, continue until the dressing is smooth. Once smooth, taste and adjust seasoning and then stir in the wholegrain mustard with a spoon. Set aside.

Mustard Vinaigrette recipe

Jammy Eggs

Fill a pot with water and bring it to a rolling boil; once boiling, reduce the heat slightly so that it tempers to a gentle boil. Tip: use a slotted spoon to carefully add the eggs to the boiling water – this will prevent the raw eggs from cracking. Set a timer for 6 minutes and while the eggs boil, prepare an ice bath. Once the timer pings, immediately use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs and place into the ice bath (or place under cold running water) to stop the cooking process.

Nulaid Free Range Eggs
How to make the perfect eggs

When eggs are cool enough to handle, remove from the water; gently crack each egg and peel;  run under cold water to ensure that there is no shell residue. Set aside.

Lemon Broccoli

Wash the Tenderstem broccoli and trim the ends. Hold onto the floret side and use a vegetable peeler to lightly shave the stems lengthways into ribbons. When you have just the floret left, chop into smaller pieces and add to a bowl. Repeat until all of the broccoli has been shaved into ribbons. Place the ribbons into the bowl with the chopped floret heads and add the lemon juice, lemon zest and oil.

Tenderstem Broccoli
Lemon Broccoli Salad

Season with a pinch of salt and a crack of black pepper. Toss to combine, then allow to sit to marinate. This can be done ahead of the serving time – the longer it sits, the better, but at least 30 minutes is preferable.

To Assemble

Arrange the wild rocket on a platter and top with the lemon-marinated broccoli. Slice the eggs in halves and add to the platter, along with the peas. Drizzle some of the mustard vinaigrette dressing over and garnish with almonds, shaved Gruberg cheese and pea shoots. Add a crack of pepper and a sprinkle of sea salt. Serve with extra dressing on the side.

Shaved Lemon Broccoli and Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs

Try these Nulaid recipes for more tasty inspiration.

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