Friday, July 5, 2013

Recipe: Spanish-style baked eggs (Vegetarian) (Curtis Stone)

Any dish with eggs as the main star will likely get my attention. I have heard and read quite a lot about "Spanish-style baked eggs" so I was most interested to try out Curtis Stone's version of it. Plus the recipe here suggests that this could be prepared in under 10 minutes. Quick recipes = my favorite!.

Spanish-style baked eggs

Curtis Stone's Spanish-style baked eggs contains chorizo, but I did not have time to get nice chorizo from Ben's Independent Grocer, so I decided to improvise and make a vegetarian version using sliced grey oyster mushrooms. I also put in an extra egg for Baby C and grated some Parmesan cheese over the baked eggs. One thing to note is that the original recipe states that you bake the eggs (covered with foil) for only 3 minutes, but at 3 minutes the eggs were barely cooked, so I would suggest cooking it for at least 8-10 minutes until the egg white has set. The egg yolk will still be runny at this point. You can also omit the tin foil.

Healthy and delicious

So did we like it? Yes, very much! It is a great way to enjoy eggs, we love the appetizing tangy tomato sauce with a tinge of spiciness from the jalapeno chile. Would recommend having this for brunch or lunch with some toast. You can also make this in individual ramekins - simply spoon the cooked tomato sauce into the ramekin then top with the egg and bake. Garnish with fresh dill or chevril and you have one beautiful meal.

Hooray! Lucky me - another cute little helper!

Since we're on the topic of "eggs", I would like to announce that I will be hosting Little Thumbs Up for the whole month of August (next month!) and the theme will be eggs. To join, simply cook/bake any recipes containing eggs - I look forward to seeing your posts next month! :)

Spanish-style baked eggs
Recipe adapted from BBC Food - Curtis Stone
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 13-15 minutes
Serves 3-4

2 shallots, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
10 capers
1/2 jalapeno chile, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
15g flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
3 eggs, preferably free-range
70g grey oyster mushroom, sliced
A sprig of dill/chevril
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3.

2. In a frying pan or shallow pan sweat the shallots, garlic, mushroom and chilli in the olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the capers and vinegar and simmer for 1 minute.

3. Add the tomato and parsley, bring to the boil and adjust the seasoning. Pour the sauce into a small ovenproof dish. Gently crack the eggs into the sauce and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

4. Serve immediately, garnished with dill and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Note: I replaced the chorizo in original recipe with grey oyster mushrooms to make a vegetarian dish. I also used 3 eggs instead of 2 and jalapeno instead of red chilli. I would also recommend not covering the eggs with foil when placing in oven.

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I am submitting this to the "Cook Like Curtis Stone" bloghop which I am co-hosting with Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Grace of Life Can Be Simple. To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from any Curtis Stone websites or cookbooks and blog hop with us for the whole month of July 2013.

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  1. Just gorgeous! I am a big fan of your cooking tho I have not really tried it per se. (hint! hint! haha)

  2. Best brunch dish ever! Baby C is genuinely fortunate to have such a skilled and passionate cook for her mom, really =)

    1. Will be seeing this dish more often during brunchtime ;)

  3. Sounds good - add in some cooked pasta as the base and its a complete meal eh.

  4. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 5, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    The picture itself is so beautiful and I am droolinggggggg :)

  5. Ooh! That's much quicker than my Spanish style baked eggs. Hehe

  6. These baked eggs look so good! A meal in itself when paired with the toast.

    1. Yeah, I like making it for lunch now. Easy and healthy.

  7. Hi Yen! Are you not going to keep this post for next month's LTU? :D

    Lovely egg dish! The kids love this dish, don't they? Like the dill on the dish... I would tear it up and add more. :D

    1. Hehe dont worry, I have lots of "egg" recipes up my sleeve :P I have extra dill on the side btw, but 1 sprig only just for photography purposes.

  8. Oh I love this dish! Sounds really a good brunch idea :)

  9. Yen, I love your dish! Looks really delicious and I love my eggs. Definitely joining next month's egg theme :)

  10. Oh my, this looks so lovely. Amazing colours

  11. I love baked eggs ! Your version looks really scrumptious ! The little helper is so pretty :D

  12. We love eggs, and this looks yummy!

  13. I make something really similar when we have chorizo and it's such a great weekend brunch item! And very quick too! :D

  14. 10 minutes to cook this amazing dish!!! Impressive!

    I was thinking about you being an egg-loving person... You must like this very much :D


  15. Ooooo...I love eggs, in any form!


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