Wild Gulls' Eggs, Each
Only available for a very brief period in early spring, these black-headed gull's eggs are a fleeting luxury. They have an intriguingly delicate flavour and are richer and gamier than hens eggs with yolks of vivid orange. The eggs are picked by licensed 'eggers' from marshes and solents around the country and ours are sourced from Lymington Marshes. What a delight it is when the season arrives around the beginning of May; it only lasts three or four weeks so don't linger if you want to try this delicacy.
Try soft boiling the eggs and eating with a touch of celery salt and some English asparagus to dip into the yolk. Three and a half minutes in boiling water is all they need before being plunged straight into ice water; this will soft boil them perfectly.
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Wild gulls' eggs are collected under strict licensing that limits the number of pickers and the number of eggs that can be gathered each day. These regulations ensure the practice is fully sustainable.
Please note: eggs are raw not cooked.