Saturday, January 09, 2010

Mexican breakfast by Jamie Oliver

Not the best looking dish, is it? But it tasted great and it really gives you a kick to start a day. This morning once again I opened Jamie Oliver's 'Jamie's America' and stopped by his interpretations of Mexican cuisine. So I gave it a go! The Mexican name for this dish is 'huevos rancheros' - eggs with chillies, tomatoes and peppers in burritos. Jamie even says it's especially good if 'you've got a hangover you're trying to shake off'! :DDDD If you want to bring this dish to another level and serve for brunch, serve with black beans, some steamed rice and a bottle of Tabasco or chilli sauce beside it.

What we need:

(serves 6)
olive oil
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 red peppers
2 fresh red or orange chillies
1 large dried chilli
3 bay leaves
salt and ground pepper
800gr of tinned chopped tomatoes
2 large tomatoes
6 large eggs
6 tortillas
150g Cheddar cheese to serve

What we have to do:

1. Put a large pan with a lid on a high heat and add several good lugs of olive oil. Add finely slices onion, garlic, deseeded and finely slices peppers and chillies, bay leaves and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 15 minutes to soften and caramelize the vegetables.
2. Pour in the tinned tomatoes and use a spoon or a potato masher to break them up a bit. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat to a medium and cook for further 5 minutes so the sauce starts to reduce down.
3. Correct the seasoning if you think it needs it.
4. Lay sliced tomatoes over the top of the mixture, then use spoon to make small wells in the tomato stew and crack in your eggs so they poach in the juices. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
5. Warm your tortillas.
6. Serve the vegetable stew and poached eggs on warm tortilla with some grated Cheddar cheese. You can also bring cheese and a grater to the table and get everyone involved and make their own. Wrap the tortilla up and eat it right away.

It is also a really healthy dish if you reduce the amount of oil and use wholeweat tortillas. Really what a beautiful way to wake up! Have a nice day everyone!
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4 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite types of breakfast. Living in Texas we have lots of Mexican food choices.

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  2. I actually love this type of breakfast. It is a great way to begin a cold and damp winter day.

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  3. great post, I really like it. Thanks for posting. :)

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  4. "in burritos" - A burrito is an entirely different dish. You meant tortilla. Sigh.

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