Only those who have never tried this raise an eyebrow at the idea. Don't hesitate, don't be anxious: this really works. No one who cooks it, cooks it just once: it always earns a place in every repertoire.
This poached duck egg recipe with asparagus by Matthew Tomkinson is a fantastic way to celebrate the English asparagus season. The grain mustard dressing used here is also fantastic to use in salads and other dishes that could use a bit of an extra punch.