Gulls’ Egg with Sand Hutton Asparagus, Anchovy Mayonnaise and Fennel Shoots

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Preparation info

  • Starter/Snack - Serves

    four

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Loose Birds & Game

Loose Birds & Game

By Andrew Pern

Published 2010

  • About

GUILLEMOT AND RAZOR-BILL EGGS WERE MAINLY COLLECTED ALONG THE NORTH SEA COAST: MY UNCLE COLIN’S FARM. ‘WIDDYFIELDS’, PERCHED ON THE EDGE OF THE CUFFS AT HAWSKER, JUST SOUTH OF WHITBY, WAS A PERFECT LOCATION FOR THEM. IN THE OLD DAYS, A ‘PICKER’ WOULD BE DANGLED SPIDERMAN-STYLE OVER THE CLIFF, WITH THREE OR FOUR MEN HOLDING ONTO THE END OF THE ROPE, LIKE ONE HALF OF A TUG-O-WAR TEAM. THE PICKER’S ONLY PROTECTION FROM PECKING BEAKS AND LOOSE ROCKS WOULD BE A BOWLER HAT FILLED WITH NEWSPAPER AND STRAW!

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