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Dinner Tonight: Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Miso Butter

Between the miso butter and the yolk that bursts atop this mountain of asparagus, this dish is rich and filling—certainly enough for a dinner. Of course, a recipe so gluttonous would have to come from fat-loving David Chang. This recipe doesn't contain his signature touch of pork, but you certainly don't miss it.

What's so odd about this recipe is that he takes something very traditional (and admittedly delicious) like asparagus topped with an egg and transforms it with a simple ingredient. In this case it's the miso butter, which is spread out on the plate so it can coat every spear of asparagus. I used a shiromiso, which is a lighter style miso paste. It packs the dish with umami, making this about the most hedonistic plate of asparagus I've had.

About the author: Nick Kindelsperger is a freelance writer in Chicago and the co-founder of The Paupered Chef.

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