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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spicy baked eggs


Since I've been posting sweet treats 3 in a row , I think it's time to throw in a savoury and wholesome dish

Okay , chorizo is not really wholesome , hopefully , those nearly a pound of fresh cherry tomatoes will balance it out lol

This hearty dish is made of fresh cherry tomatoes , spicy chorizo and eggs ....

Not only good for breakfast , this dish will fill you up anytime of the day .

Fast , easy to cook and very appetizing and goes really well with rice ....

That bread in the photo is just for photo opp ^__^ ''

I've been meaning to add a bowl of steamed rice as a background but I've forgotten to turn on the rice cooker hee hee !

After the photo-shoot ?

Well , I scarfed it down with  piping hot steamed rice , of course lol


Recipe adapted from Sausages

1/2 tsp saffron strands or powdered saffron ( don't have this ) 
250 ml hot chicken stock
2 tbsp olive oil
100 grams chorizo picante or loukanika , ( or other spicy chorizo ) skin removed and coarsely chopped
1 medium onion , finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , crushed
1 small red chilli ,deseeded and finely chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 x 400 grams ( 14 oz ) tins plum tomatoes (  400grams fresh cherry tomatoes )
75 grams peas , fresh or frozen ( I used mixed frozen veggies ) 
2 spring onions , trimmed and finely chopped ( I used a handful of cilantro , snipped ) 
8 free-range eggs ( 2 eggs ) 
salt and freshly ground black pepper
crusty bread to serve

I made half of the recipe and use a 6-inch oven-proof saute pan 

* Preheat oven to 200°C .

* Place the saffron in the hot chicken stock and leave to infuse for 5 minutes . Meanwhile , heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium heat in a frying pan ; add the chopped chorizo and fry for 1 minute until golden and the fat has been released . Transfer to a plate and set aside .

* Add onion , garlic and chilli to the pan and cook over medium heat until softened ; add the smoked paprika and wine vinegar and cook for 30 seconds more . Add the saffron-infused chicken stock and the tomatoes and their juice and bring to the boil .

* Reduce the heat to low and add the the peas and spring onions and return the fried chorizo to the pan . Simmer for 10 minutes .

* Divide the chorizo mixture between 4 10-cm ( 4-inch) oven-proof dishes . Crack 2 eggs on top of each , season with salt and pepper to taste ; then place in the preheated oven , for 5-6 minutes or until the eggs are set . Bake longer if you prefer your eggs more cooked .

* Drizzle over remaining oil and serve immediately with crusty bread or steamed rice .

Love tomato ? There's an ongoing blog hop event Little Thumbs Up hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and the theme this month is Tomato . If you want to join do check it out !

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29 comments:

  1. i love your pan! bring mo to that cheap baking store please!!!

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    1. Tin , for sure ! Just prepare to DROOL lol

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  2. Hi Anne, make one set for me, I need some booster before I go egg-zosted. LOL

    Your baked egg definitely look egg-cellent and superb. YUMMY! I go make coffee and come back we enjoy your baked eggs.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Amelia , everytime I remember your egg-cellent post , I just can't help but grin :D

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  3. Ann, this looks so tempting, I could eat this for brunch, lunch or dinner!

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  4. Hi Anne,

    As I was staring at your photo, I saw a happy face in your tomato eggy dish... Can you see it too? The eggs are the eyes. The cilantro is the green hair and the bright red chorizo tomato area is the mouth... I think I'm a little crazy LOL!

    Zoe

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  5. Hi Anne,
    Looks so, so, yummilicious! Pass that pan over! I'm simply drooling just looking at that photo! How I wish you are my neighbour...., then I'll self-invite myself over! :)

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  6. Hi Anne, looks great! My hubby is bound to love this - anything with chorizo, he will eat!!

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  7. Looks so delicious :)) I think I can eat this with bread too!

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  8. this sounds like a good portion of energy!

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  9. 3/4 of our household would love to eat this with bread, but I would prefer this with steamed rice...it looks so yummy Anne:)

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  10. I adore chorizo....never tried them with eggs, must give this recipe a try once I am back in the UK :-)

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  11. Look so yummy, especially the runny eggs, ^_^..

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  12. What a very appetizing meal, Anne! Everyone in our house will totally love this. Just have to make it less spicy for the girls.

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  13. Are you guys 12 hours or one day ahead of us? No, I don't think I am missing rice in this photo. Those sunny side up eggs in that lovely pan are inviting me to dig in.

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  14. looks yummy, thanks for the recipe!

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  15. Wow! This is SOO appetizing & with chorizo too ( my favorite). I can imagine the lovely aroma of this hearty dish . & yes, I would prefer eating it with steaming rice especially with the cold weather here. Still snowing ! SIGH

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  16. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to posts about breakfast dishes. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

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  17. Anne,
    Forgot to turn on the rice cooker?
    Aiyo that happen to me too!! :p

    This looks so delish! I can have this with bread or steamed rice : )
    mui

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  18. oh my goodness i think i could eat this! don't see any gluten, don't see any dairy...don't see any sugar! well, maybe in the chorizo but i bet i could find some without. yaaay! food i can eat!

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  19. Hi Anne! Other than your baking and cooking, your photography is getting better and better!

    Beautiful dish! I wonder how different it would taste with the saffron.

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    1. Alvin , I bet with saffron it would taste sensational ! :D

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  20. Anne,thanks for joining the link up for Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter. I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the other links. I have been reading them all and am blown away by all the great ideas! I fixed your link up for you. No problem. Cheers

    Ps I am signing up to follow your blog. A follow back would be great – or maybe you have already?

    Pps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just let me know your email address. It will be kept private.

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  21. I had 3 savory posts in a row last week...crazy, huh? Your eggs look delicious...so much goodness, so much flavor!!!

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  22. looks great! i will love it with bread! you mean the bread in the background is not real bread? LOL!

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  23. wow Anne, I want this, and I want it now! I love it with some flatbread!

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