Steamed Eggs with Soy Butter Mushrooms

These silky, savory, and warming eggs with mushrooms are a simple luxury that can be enjoyed any time.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Culinary Collection
Cuisine Asian, South African
Servings 2


Steamed Eggs

  • 2 xl free-range eggs
  • 250 ml chicken stock warm
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 250 g portabellini mushrooms
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

To serve

  • freshly ground black pepper
  • chives chopped


For the eggs

  • Combine chicken stock and eggs in a mixing bowl.
    Whisk to combine well and season with a pinch of salt.
    Pour into two small shallow bowls.
  • Using a spoon, skim off any bubbles.
    Or if you have one, use a blow torch to pop the bubbles on the surface.
  • Place a steaming rack or steaming basket in a large pot with a lid.
    Make sure your chosen bowls will fit in the pot.
    Pour a couple cm of water into the pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Gently place bowls with egg mixture into the steamer and cover immediately.
    Leave the lid ever so slightly cracked for steam to escape.
  • Steam until egg mixture is set and jiggly when shaken, 12–15 minutes.

For the mushrooms

  • While the eggs are steaming, prepare the mushrooms.
    Slice the portabellinis and heat the butter and sesame oil in a frying pan.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook until golden brown.
    Towards the end, pour in the soy sauce and toss to coat well.
  • Carefully remove the bowl from the steamer using a dish cloth.

To serve

  • Top steamed eggs with soy butter mushrooms and all the cooking liquid.
    Finish with freshly ground black pepper and a generous sprinkle of chives.
    Serve and enjoy!
  • *** Top tip:
    You can also prepare the steamed eggs in the microwave for ease and speed.
    Cover the egg mixture bowl with a microwave-safe plate.
    Reduce your microwave to 300-400 watts.
    Microwave for ± 5 minutes until the eggs have just set and are no longer liquid in the middle.
    (Every machine differs quite significantly, so check for doneness at 4 minutes, then in 30-second intervals after that if needed.)
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