Sunday, 16 June 2013

Breakfast with MexiGeek: huevos especiales (from Mrs MexiGeek

For Fathers' Day Mrs MexiGeek, who is an excellent cook in her own right, made me a special Mexican breakfast.

It was inspired by huevos rancheros and embellished with extra goodies like chorizo and refried beans.

First she sweated some chopped onion and garlic in some oil, and then added ground coriander, cumin, ground chiles, Mexican oregano, and a bit of paprika for extra smoky depth.

Then she fried some diced chorizo. When it was cooked through, she added some passata and simmered until she had a nice salsa ranchera.

Then she cracked two eggs into the simmering sauce and popped the pan under the grill to cook the eggs on both sides.

To serve, she put some warm refried beans in the middle of the plate, then ladled the salsa ranchera around it.

She put the egg into the beans, topped with some chopped coriander y provecho!

There were also warm flour tortillas on the side.

This dish hit all the right flavour notes: sweetness from the tomato, chile heat, depth from the spices, richness from the egg, and a fresh top note from the coriander.

This is one of the best egg dishes I've ever had, which if you look back at previous Breakfast with MexiGeek posts is saying a lot.

Which proves Mrs MexiGeek has mad skills in the kitchen and I'm a very lucky man.