Oeufs Mimosa

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Simply Delicious 2

Simply Delicious 2

By Darina Allen

Published 1990

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Oeufs Mimosa may be served on a cold buffet, but be sure to garnish with prawns or shrimps in case anyone is allergic to shellfish.


  • 4 eggs (preferably free-range)
  • 4–8 shrimps or cooked prawns (depending on size)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil; lower the eggs gradually into the water one by one, bring the water back to the boil and cook for 10 minutes; pour off the water and cover the eggs with cold water. When cold, shell and cut in half lengthways. Sieve the yolks, reserve a little for garnish,