An impressive but simple brunch dish, this recipe for asparagus and egg tart with smoked salmon on a puff pastry crust will become a favourite.
When it comes to Easter, I think that eggs are the quintessential ingredient; both the sweet chocolate variety and the fresh, local chicken variety. Today, it’s all about the fresh variety and I’ve got what I think might be the ultimate shareable brunch recipe – it’s a puff pastry tart with asparagus, eggs, smoked salmon and goat cheese. Talk about a dish for entertaining that seems fancy and complicated but really is insanely simple. But trust me, there will be plenty of “oohs” and “ahhs” when you bring it to the table. And did I mention, it’s absolutely delicious? Not only is it perfect for Easter, but it’s just perfect for spring. Think sweet roasted asparagus, creamy and tangy goats cheese, a hit of smokiness and saltiness from the smoked salmon, and perfectly cooked runny egg yolks. And to tie it all together, the vessel of choice is a flaky and crispy puff pastry crust. This recipe has all the elements for the perfect brunch.
As anyone who loves to cook knows, it all starts with the quality of your ingredients. We’re so lucky here in Canada because we’re able to get fresh high-quality, and local eggs in stores. As a general rule, whenever you’re able to find ingredients that are local, buy them! You’re supporting your local farmers, their families and the local economy. It truly is a win-win situation, plus the product will be fresher and you might even find that local produce is cheaper than imported goods. And keep your eyes peeled for local asparagus, it will be hitting shelves before we know it.
Are you planning on having eggs this Easter? I’d love to see your creations – share them with me and Egg Farmers of Canada on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest using #Eastertaining, and if you make my recipe be sure to tag me in it (I’[email protected] Instagram [email protected]_lou on twitter) so I’m able to see your creation! We will also be having an #Eastertaining Twitter party to celebrate on March 21st and 9pm EDT I hope to connect and chat with you there.
And now for the recipe – let me know if you give it a try in the comments below.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Egg Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own. Thank you for supporting me and my sponsors and allowing me to create recipes like this asparagus and egg tart with smoked salmon.