~ Menu ~
Bit of Red
Sparkling Pear and Ginger Fizz
When I lived in the BVI I sometimes used to have breakfast at De Loose Mongoose which is on the beach just a few watery yards from our boat. I don’t know if they still do but they used to serve a Trash Omelette, cunningly making it out of whatever they had leftover from the night before. I thought of them today when I was looked in the fridge and found …
½ red onion
4 thin slices chorizo
1½ cold cooked new potatoes
a smallish piece of red pepper
1 broccoli floret
Small broken off corner of Davidstow Cheddar
… that all pretty well needed using up. So this is what I did:
~ Thinly sliced the onion and cooked it as per the instructions here – The Best Way to Cook Onions.
~ Coarsely chopped the chorizo and fried it in a little oil till crispy then set it aside.
~ Diced the cold potatoes in the chorizoey oil in the pan till crisp. As there wasn’t enough oil I added some from my jar of recently roasted garlic.
~ After a while I bunged in the red pepper, coarsely chopped, and the broccoli which I had broken into tiny florets.
~ When the veggies were just turning tender I stirred in the cooked onion and the crisp chorizo.
~ I whisked together 2 eggs with salt and pepper and a few drips of hot sauce, poured it over the potato mix and cooked the eggs, pushing them in towards the potatoes as I wanted the whole thing to fit on my square black plate!
~ When almost cooked I sprinkled the top with the bit of cheese, grated, and slid the omelette under a hot grill just to melt it and set the runny bits of egg.
Halfway through this last stage I had a too late inspiration – I wish I had sprinkled a handful of panko crumbs on top for crunch, but I didn’t. Maybe next time.
The other day we had Pear and Ginger Crumble for pudding: I gently cooked the pears in syrup from the Stem Ginger jar which tasted good but produced Far Too Much Juice. I kept back about 60ml and drank it today topped up with fizzy water. I’ve done this before with juice leftover from cooking rhubarb and no doubt I will do it again – makes a pleasant change in the drinks department.