Spring Omelet Recipe

May 20, 2012 9:46 am

Asian ingredients and chilis spice up this egg dish

Make a Malaysian-style omelet with shrimp paste and crunchy vegetables. Eggs Benedict isn't going anywhere.
Make a Malaysian-style omelet with shrimp paste and crunchy vegetables. Eggs Benedict isn't going anywhere.
 

This Asian-inspired egg dish from NYC's innovative Spice Market is not your average Denver omelet. Expect nothing less from one of Wolfgang Puck's outposts.

Packed with seasonal spring vegetables, the omelet is topped with a spicy coconut-shrimp sambal and finished in the oven. You won't find this amidst the smoked salmon, home fries and hollandaise of your neighborhood brunch spot. But you might find it in Malaysia.

Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the coconut-shrimp sambal
3 tablespoons coconut, unsweetened
1/8 cup fish sauce
3/4 cup lime juice
5 tablespoons Thai palm sugar
1 green Thai bird chili, split lengthwise
1/4 cup dried shrimp, soaked in hot water, drained and rough chopped
1/8 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons kosher salt
For the egg mix
3 cups beaten eggs
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon light soy
1/2 cup coconut jam
1/2 cup water
For the omelet
3/4 cup egg mix
1/2 cup sprouts
3 leaves Thai basil, rough chopped
To garnish
2 tablespoons fried garlic chips
1 tablespoon roasted peanuts, chopped
2 tablespoons red finger chilis, sliced
1 radish, sliced
1 pinch cilantro leaves
1 pinch mint leaves
Directions: 

For the coconut jam: 

  1. Cook garlic in oil until lightly golden.
  2. Add shrimp and cook until deep golden.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until light syrup consistency. Set aside.

For the egg mix:

  1. Blend ingredients with an immersion blender and set aside.

For the omelet:

  1. Heat an 8-inch cast-iron skillet till very hot. Add oil to coat. Sauté vegetables until lightly caramelized. Add the egg mixture and basil and stir to coat.
  2. Place the eggs in a 350-degree oven until the mix has set and cooked through.
  3. Top with garnish and serve immediately.
Level of Difficulty: 
Moderate
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
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