Poached Eggs on Green Cushions

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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The ‘green cushion’ in this cold first course is a subtle purée of spinach and green pepper with just a bite of fresh green chilli.


  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large green pepper, cored, deseeded and chopped finely
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Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a heavy frying pan over a medium heat. Add the green pepper and chilli and fry fairly gently, stirring often, until the pepper is completely soft but not browned. Leave on one side in the pan.

Steam or boil the spinach leaves until soft, then drain and pre