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This recipe is best with Jersey Royals, which are in season in spring and early summer and have a waxy texture and a subtle taste. This recipe is even better if you have time to make your own mayonnaise. Try it with poached salmon or sea trout, or grilled chicken.


  • 250g mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Handful chives, chopped
  • 24 Jersey Royals
  • 12 asparagus spears


  1. In a bowl mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice and chopped chives.
  2. Cook the Jersey Royals by boiling them in slightly salted water for about 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  3. While they are cooking steam or boil the asparagus spears in another pan until just tender (about 3 minutes).
  4. Drain both the potatoes and the asparagus, then once cooled mix with the mayonnaise. Serve with fish or chicken.
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