Monday, August 5, 2013

Recipe: Easy king prawn and asparagus omelette with bacon bits

When we were still students, we were often told by the elders not to eat eggs on the day we were sitting for exams. Their reason - "if you eat eggs, then you will score an egg (zero) 吃鸡蛋 for your exams!".  Have you ever been told this? Even though I have been told this many times, I do the exact opposite and always have an egg or two on exam day - didn't the elders know that eggs provide fuel for the mind and aids in brain function. I am more inclined to believe that if you eat eggs on exam day, then you will score 100 % for your exams :)

Easy king prawn and asparagus omelette with bacon bits

Joking aside, this easy king prawn and asparagus omelette with bacon bits will surely score 100% with your family. My daughter, who loves all things eggy, gave these two big thumbs up!

As I mentioned before in my first post for LTU, asparagus and eggs have a great affinity for one another. This week, I shall be sharing a few posts on how these two ingredients can work brilliantly together.

This open-faced omelette is made a few good simple ingredients - king prawns, crispy bacon, fresh crunchy asparagus and some fresh dill. Great for a quick breakfast or brunch, this literally takes under 10 minutes to prepare and cook. The bacon and prawns and pre-cooked first, and then topped on the omelette once the egg has almost set. Open-faced omelettes are also more visually attractive, agree?

A few months ago when I cooked Delia Smith's Omelette Savoryard, I picked up a nifty tip. Once the egg has been poured into the frying pan, use a palette knife or spatula and draw the outside of the omelette inward, allowing the liquid egg to escape around the edges. I think this helps the omelette to cook more evenly. You remove the omelette from the heat (hob) when it is almost set (95%) and the residual heat will continue to cook the omelette. This will ensure a fluffy (and not dry!) omelette everytime.

The combination of ingredients is fantastic. I love the vibrant colours and it tastes so good. It's a healthy meal, and best of all, my kids really enjoy this.


King prawn and asparagus omelette with crispy bacon bits
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves 2

4 eggs
1 tbsp milk
Salt and pepper
6-8 king prawns, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 streaky bacon, sliced into bite size chunks
10 stalks asparagus, woody ends trimmed and discarded, cut into 1.5cm lengths

To serve
Fresh cherry tomatoes on the vine
Dill, chopped
4 slices bread, toasted

1. In a medium sized frying pan measuring 10 inches (25cm) in diameter over medium high heat, heat 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the bacon and fry for about 2 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Add the prawns and quickly sear, for about 10 seconds - ie prawns will change to orange hue. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Beat the eggs with the milk and season with some salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the egg. Cook for about 1 minute, until the top is bubbling, then add the asparagus. Sprinkle the prawns and bacon over and cook until there is still a little liquid left on the top (the residual heat will continue to cook the egg).

4. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped dill. Serve with fresh cherry tomatoes and some toast.

*I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Egg" event organized by Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY and hosted by me (Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out). You can link your egg recipes here.

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  1. ooo, i've never heard of the eggs-exam theory before! at least not in my family, heh. but u're right, i love the look of this dish! it looks A+++, pass with flying colors indeed! :D

  2. Your prawn omelette looks so good!

  3. So colourful! So eggy! So much flavours! =) =) =)

  4. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Yummy, yummy... Me too, during exam season, it's compulsory for my girls to take 2 half-boiled eggs.

  5. What an amazing recipe and they look so pretty.

  6. Haha my theory is to always to eat 1 sausage and 2 eggs - 100 marks! This prawn omelette looks amazing and delicious!

  7. I love the colour! Red, green and yellow, so pretty!
    Asparagus and eggs, ok will try this combination next time. :D

  8. Your omelette so lovely. Bet your daughter having a gala time eating it.

  9. What a yummy breakfast! Like the king prawns, like the bacon, like the omelette!

  10. Hehe how interesting! I've never heard of that superstition before but I'm going to ask my parents when I get home! BTW this looks fantastic :)

  11. so many photos of the omelette so I just kept drooling at it... hehe... nice one!

  12. The omelette looks attractive and delicious!

  13. Hi Yen,

    Are you always serving at least 2 eggs to your kids? - LOL! I better do the same too :p

    With king prawn, bacon and asparagus, your kids are so lucky to enjoy this gourmet style omelette... no wonder they are asking for truffle oil too :D


  14. Yen, this looks so good! I saw it on IG first. This is great for lunch with kids!

  15. Is it necessary to cook the asparagus first?

    1. Not if you are using the very thin asparagus as per recipe above. But if you are using the thicker ones, then yes.


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