Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shrimp and Cream Cheese Omelette

Two weekends in a row, same omelette.
First time... bliss, happiness and but some pondering on what would be even better.
I had to do some fine tuning, and frankly, I got no push back from my taste tester.
The first week was just plain white cheese, shrimp, tomatoes and green onions.
Very, very nice.
Hmmm, what would make it better?
How about a nice cream sauce?
A little cream cheese is a nice easy addition to the omelette making a delectable cheesy sauce.

While an omelette is technically a breakfast dish around here, this would make a very nice and easy dinner too. I bet you wouldn't get much push back from anyone you decided to serve it to.

For the record, I did cook my eggs on slightly too high of heat because omelettes shouldn't really be browned as I have photographed above, though it does look kinda nice. I have a impatience problem at times, higher heat is not the answer folks.  Remember that.

I buy the frozen shrimp at costco, the little salad kind.  Sometimes it can be hard to find, so you can always buy it fresh (previously frozen usually...) at the grocery store, or you can cut up bigger prawns (which is what I did below).

Serves 2

3 oz Cream cheese
1/4 cup cheddar, mozzarella, or jack cheese (any kind you like... have on hand)
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 cup small bay shrimp
8-12 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
4 eggs
Salt & Pepper

Beat eggs, add a bit of salt and pepper

In a microwave, melt the cream cheese for 30-45 seconds until soft, add the cheese and stir.  Mix in 3/4 of the green onions.  Microwave for another 30-45 seconds. Taste and add a little fresh pepper, if desired.  Probably won't need salt, but that is up to you.

In two small fry pans, coat with cooking spray or a teaspoon or two of butter, heat pans to medium heat and add half the egg mixture into each pan.  Lift the edges to cook the eggs until mostly set.

Add in a couple tablespoons of the cream cheese sauce onto the one half of the egg mixture. (Do this before the eggs becomes dry looking) , top with shrimp and tomatoes.  Fold over and slide onto your plates, add a bit more sauce and top with some of the remaining green onions.
Serve with some yummy toast and homemade jam... or hash browns, or salad.  Whatever suits your fancy.

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